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Accusations of domestic violence can change your life immediately. Regardless of the true circumstances at hand, the police have an obligation to investigate, and allegations that seem credible can lead to swift and aggressive prosecution in the New Jersey courts. You can be subjected to a temporary restraining order before having the opportunity to defend yourself. Additionally, if you are later convicted, you can face fines, jail time and a permanent restraining order that could force you to move and prohibit you from contacting your children.
At Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A., we are intimately familiar with the harsh consequences of facing allegations under New Jersey’s Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991 (PDVA). We represent clients accused of domestic violence in Flemington and statewide, and we have seen firsthand what happens when alleged abusers fail to defend themselves effectively. Unfortunately, while domestic violence is undoubtedly a very serious issue, false allegations of abuse can ruin a person’s life as well, and the fast pace of domestic violence cases means that many falsely-accused individuals end up victims of the justice system.
Under the PDVA, domestic violence is defined as the commission of certain crimes against a “protected person” with whom the accused has (or has previously had) a domestic relationship. This includes current and former spouses, partners, boyfriends, girlfriends and other household members. Crimes that can be prosecuted as domestic violence under the PDVA include:
If you have been arrested and charged with domestic violence in Flemington, we cannot emphasize enough: You need to speak with a Flemington domestic violence lawyer immediately. You do not have time to waste, and you need to avoid making critical mistakes that could make it much more difficult to assert a successful defense.
Since the crime of domestic violence consists of committing any of the crimes listed above against a “protected person,” the defenses that apply to these crimes under ordinary circumstances apply in your case as well. This includes defenses such as:
When you contact us, we will arrange for you to meet with one of our defense attorneys as soon as possible. You and your attorney will go over the facts of your case in detail, and your attorney will build a comprehensive defense strategy that is specifically-tailored to the facts at hand.
To speak with a domestic violence defense lawyer at our law office in Flemington, please call 908-782-5317 or tell us how to reach you online. You can reach us 24/7, and if necessary, one of our attorneys can begin working on your case immediately.
Don’t let your rights be jeopardized.