Middlesex County Domestic Violence Charges
Attorneys Handling Criminal Charges and Restraining Orders in Woodbridge, NJ
Have you been arrested and charged with assault in Middlesex County? Do you need a lawyer to fight a false restraining order that has been issued against you? We can help.
Our domestic violence defense lawyers represented a client recently who was facing a temporary restraining order (TRO) arising out of Woodbridge, NJ in Middlesex County. As a result, this final restraining order (FRO) matter was scheduled in the Family Division of the Middlesex County Superior Court in New Brunswick, NJ. In addition, our client was charged with a disorderly persons criminal offense for simple assault. This case was prosecuted in the Woodbridge Municipal Court. It is important to understand that these are two completely separate and unrelated matters. The restraining order is a civil matter handled in Superior Court with a different standard of proof than the criminal case. The defendant can win the restraining order case and lose the criminal case or vice versa. He can also win both cases or lose both cases.
In this case, we were able to convince the plaintiff not to proceed with the final restraining order trial. She chose to voluntarily dismiss the restraining order case when we appeared in court. However, this did not take care of the criminal case. We appeared in Woodbridge Municipal Court several times to handle the simple assault matter. The alleged victim failed to appear in court every time and we asked the judge to dismiss the charges. He refused the first two times we appeared in court but on our third appearance he had no other choice but to dismiss the case for lack of prosecution. The prosecutor could not prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt when the victim refused to appear in court and testify.
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Our client has no criminal record from this, but there is a record of the arrest for the disorderly persons criminal charge of simple assault. He is now in the process of expunging that arrest from his record as well. If you or a loved one needs assistance with a domestic violence case in Middlesex County NJ, contact our offices anytime for immediate assistance at (908)-336-5008. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge.