ClickCease
609.267.5739
Share

Burlington County, NJ Law Blog

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Defending Against Domestic Violence Charges in New Jersey

In New Jersey, domestic violence crimes are punished harshly.  Domestic violence crimes include the following crimes, when committed by an adult against a person who meets the criteria of a domestic violence victim:

  • Homicide;
  • Kidnapping;
  • Assault;
  • Criminal restraint;
  • False imprisonment;
  • Sexual assault;
  • Terroristic threats;
  • Harassment;
  • And several others.

Domestic violence victims could include a current or former spouse, a current or former household member, a person you are dating, or a person with whom you are expecting a child.

Penalties for Domestic Violence Offenses

Potential penalties for domestic violence crimes vary depending on the nature of the crime.  Those charged with a domestic violence offense could face several years in prison, considerable fines, and a permanent criminal record.  Anyone charged with one of these crimes should seek the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

Preparing Your Defense Against Domestic Violence Charges

Defending against a domestic violence charge can be difficult and stressful.  Your criminal defense attorney will thoroughly investigate and evaluate your charges to assist you in developing your strongest possible legal defense.  It is imperative that you abide by the no-contact order, if the court orders one.  Violating this order alone could result in jail time.  Even though you may be tempted to reach out to the victim in an attempt to mend things, doing so could send you right back to jail.

Domestic violence cases are often emotionally charged because they involve someone you are close to.  Your best defense will depend on the precise circumstances surrounding the arrest.  In some cases, you may be able to prove you acted in self-defense.  If you were concerned for your own safety, you may not be held accountable for any actions harming the victim.    Other avenues for your defense could include attacking the facts of the incident to urge they do not meet the legal elements of the crime.

If you have been charged with a domestic violence offense, your freedom and future are at stake.  Take action to secure the representation of a domestic violence attorney today.  With your attorney’s assistance, you can mount the strongest defense against the serious charges against you.



Archived Posts

2017
2016
2015
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
February
January
2014


Criminal Defense News

Hiring an attorney is an important decision which should not be based solely on advertising. The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.

Please call the office at (609) 267-1101 to schedule a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your matter. Same day consultations are available. We are available for detention hearings in every county in South Jersey. Detention hearings are normally scheduled with in forty-eight (48) hours of an arrest that resulted in immediate incarceration.

We handle every type of criminal and traffic offense in the Federal Court, the Magistrate Court (military matters); the State Courts (superior court), the Municipal Courts located in townships, cities and boroughs within the counties of Burlington, Camden, Ocean, Gloucester, Atlantic, Cumberland, Salem, Cape May, and Mercer.



© 2019 Sitzler and Sitzler | Attorney Advertising
1487 State Highway 38 West, Hainesport, NJ 08036
| Phone: 609-267-1101

Criminal Defense Overview | Theft | White Collar Crimes | DWI/DUI Defense | Felonies/Indictable Charges | Homicide | Misdemeanor/Disorderly Person | Traffic Violations | Criminal Sexual Contact | Violent Crimes | Drug Crimes | Expungement | Domestic Violence | Juvenile Matters | Weapons Offenses | Federal Cases | MVC Points/ Driver License Violations | Probation and Parole Violations | Multiple DUI/DWI Offenses | Megan's Law | Assault and Battery | Burglary | Appellate Law | Guns and Weapons Charges | CJP Hearing | Criminal Defense | About Us | Other Services | En Espanol

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinked-In Company

Law Firm Website Design by
Zola Creative