Shrewsbury Domestic Violence Attorney
Representing New Jersey victims of domestic violence
Domestic violence continues to plague communities in New Jersey and across the United States. Even though close personal relationships have the potential for heated exchanges, some go too far and resort to mental and physical abuse. Domestic violence is not isolated to sex, socioeconomic status, or geography. Anyone from any walk of life can be a victim of domestic violence and every one of them needs a passionate and effective attorney on their side. New Jersey does not take domestic violence lightly and has implemented many laws to protect victims of domestic violence and offer them the mechanism to hold the other party accountable for their actions. If you need an attorney to protect your future, contact The Law Office of Toby Grabelle, LLC.
Temporary and permanent restraining orders
The New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991 was drafted and employed to address the growing and continuing problem of violence in the home. If you are a victim of domestic violence, you have the choice to protect yourself through civil relief, criminal relief or both. Via civil relief, you can obtain a temporary restraining order through the family court or your local police department. A restraining order can be acquired for a number of reasons, including:
- Terroristic threats
- Mental abuse
A temporary restraining order is a tool to limit the proximity and contact one can have with another party. Simply, it will allow you to get distance from the violent party while you focus on your future. New Jersey rarely denies the issuance of a temporary restraining order. The court will quickly hear the case and decide if the temporary restraining order should become permanent. There is no mediation or counseling available once a temporary restraining order or permanent restraining order is in effect.
Pressing criminal charges
Aside from civil relief through a temporary or permanent restraining order, the victim of domestic violence can choose to press criminal charges to hold the offender accountable for illegal activity. If you are a victim of domestic violence, you may file a Criminal Complaint where you reside, where the violent party resides, where the incident occurred, or where you are sheltered, if that applies to you.
Contact a Monmouth County law firm to protect your rights and future
The Law Office of Toby Grabelle, LLC understands that victims of domestic violence need protection and advocacy to guide them to a better future. Our compassionate law firm is ready to represent your needs so you can focus on healing and move forward. If you are a victim of domestic violence, call the authorities. After that, contact The Law Office of Toby Grabelle, LLC to help you transition to a better situation.