Evesham Domestic Violence Lawyers
Have you been blindsided with a Temporary Restraining Order courtesy of local law enforcement? If so, you are probably concerned about what this means and what will happen at your court date. In addition, if you have been arrested and charged criminally, you are facing even greater concern over your livelihood. If you have been arrested, charged or served with a temporary restraining order for stalking, harassment, simple assault, aggravated assault, criminal mischief or some other criminal offense, the attorneys at Proetta, Oliver & Fay can help. Domestic violence allegations should not be used as a weapon to bully, intimidate or punish non-violent individuals. Our office has helped countless clients avoid Final Restraining Orders where the underlying domestic violence allegations were outright lies or greatly exaggerated. Do not let a restraining order prevent you from seeing your children or keeping your job, call 609-850-8284 today and speak with one of our restraining order attorneys immediately. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge.
Is a Restraining Order The Same As Criminal Charges?
No. While a restraining order may involve an underlying criminal offense that was filed by a police officer, the actual process of a obtaining a restraining order from the court is not criminal. Furthermore, not all restraining orders even involve criminal charges. Some allegations of domestic violence may be filed in the form of a temporary restraining order and not involve police at all. This means that you may be facing outrageous and untrue claims of harassment, assault or stalking that result in a temporary restraining order even though police officers chose not to file criminal charges. In these situations, it becomes a “he-said v. she-said” scenario. We advise all of our clients to maintain all the records of their interactions with alleged victims so that we can disprove any baseless claim. The standard of proof at a restraining order hearing is by a preponderance of the evidence, which happens to be a very low burden of proof compared to a criminal trial.
In the event that you are charged criminally in addition to the restraining order. You will have to appear formally before a superior court or municipal court judge. Speak with an attorney about how the criminal charges can affect your restraining order hearing. Making any admission before the judge can adversely affect the outcome of your restraining order hearing.
Burlington County Restraining Order Defense Lawyer
If you have been served with a restraining order, then you will have a mandatory court appearance in the upcoming days. While this first court date may not result in a formal hearing, you must be aware that a restraining order hearing and actual testimony is on the horizon. If you attempt to cross-examine the plaintiff or introduce evidence without legal experience, you are liable to be tested by plaintiff’s counsel. Failure to properly and persuasively explain your case for the judge can have dire consequences. Speak to an experienced Burlington County domestic violence lawyer immediately about your options. Our firm defends client arrested and charged with domestic violence charges throughout Burlington County, including towns like Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, Palmyra, Pemberton, Riverside Township, Southampton and Westampton Township. If you or a someone your love arrested or served with a domestic violence complaint and/or temporary restraining order, contact our office at 609-850-8284 for a complimentary initial consultation.
Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys
- Temporary Restraining Orders
- Final Restraining Orders
- Violation of Restraining Orders
- Removing a Final Restraining Order
- Civil Restraints
- Terroristic Threats
- Simple Assault / Aggravated Assault
- How Do I Get a Restraining Order
Restraining Order Hearing Lawyers in Mount Laurel, NJ
The attorneys at our firm have made criminal law the primary focus. Firm partner and former New Jersey Deputy Attorney General, William C. Fay, IV, spent his career prosecuting cases throughout the State of New Jersey, including Burlington County. We are familiar with the courts and prioritize a client-focused approach in our practice. Call our office today and speak with an attorney immediately about your pending case. We will discuss your options and what to expect going forward. Whether it is day or night, do not hesitate to call as our firm is happy to accommodate you and your needs, regardless of the time of day. We can be reached 24/7 at 609-850-8284.