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Union County

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Our Law Firm Has Successfully Handled Thousands of Criminal, DWI, and Municipal Court Charges Throughout Union County and New Jersey

– William A. Proetta

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Domestic Violence

Defending Clients Against Restraining Orders

Elizabeth NJ Domestic Violence LawyerIf you have been arrested for domestic assault or served with a restraining order in Union County New Jersey, you are facing serious penalties. Aside from exposure to jail and a criminal record, under The Domestic Violence Act, the court can forbid you from entering your own home, having any communication with your children and has the power to permanently confiscate your legally owned firearms. Moreover, if you are found guilty of an act of domestic violence, you may be required to register in the domestic violence database and it can be considered a deportable crime if you are not a U.S citizen. Proetta & Oliver is a New Jersey criminal law firm that defends clients accused of domestic violence against spouses, partners and other alleged victims. We have the experience to ensure that you are properly represented throughout the entire process and not wrongly convicted contrary to the evidence. Our domestic violence attorneys represent clients charged with the following offenses:

Domestic Violence Criminal Charges & Penalties

In New Jersey, domestic violence allegations can be considered a disorderly persons offense or even indictable crime, depending on the circumstances. If you are charged with a disorderly persons offense such as Simple Assault, your case will be prosecuted in the town municipal court. On the other hand, if you have been charged with an indictable such as Aggravated Assault or Terroristic Threats, the County Prosecutor’s Office will handle it in Superior Court, Criminal Division. Secondly, the “victim” or person accusing you of the domestic violence may seek a permanent Restraining Order against you in the Superior Court, Family Division. A restraining order is a civil court order that once put in place is permanent, and is enforced with further criminal charges if it is broken. Therefore, if you are convicted of a domestic assault charge or a restraining order violation, you could go to jail, and you will be permanently banned from owning or possessing firearms

Elizabeth NJ Restraining Order Attorneys · (908) 838-0150

Our firm defends clients against both criminal domestic violence charges and restraining orders. If you choose our firm to represent you, our defense attorneys will explain your options, analyze the case against you and put together an aggressive defense to get you the best outcome available under the law.  Whether you are facing criminal charges or if someone has a filed a restraining order against you, it is in your interests to contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. If you would like a free consultation with an experienced domestic violence attorney, then contact our Mountainside Office today at (908) 838-0150 or email us.