In Domestic Violence Cases, A Temporary Restraining Order Is Often Involved
Have you been physically assaulted by someone you live with? Are you in fear of your life? Is your safety in jeopardy? Do you need protection? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you probably need a restraining order.
On the other hand, if you’ve been charged with domestic abuse or someone has filed a temporary restraining order against you, you need someone who can defend your rights.
I am attorney Peter G. Aziz and I have represented individuals on both sides of the fence. If you are dealing with a domestic abuse problem, whether you are the victim or the accused abuser, I can help by explaining the process in graphic detail and accompanying you in court.
Family Law And Criminal Law Sometimes Intersect
This is a complex area of law because of the crossover in cases between family law and criminal charges. What most people don’t realize is that one incident can result in having to go to trial for two separate cases because there are two charges involved. Each charge is reviewed in a separate court, as follows:
- For the restraining order, the parties will need to appear in family court.
- For the assault charges, the parties will need to appear in criminal court at either the municipal or superior level, depending on the degree of the accusation.
If you are a defendant facing domestic violence charges, your lawyer will want to know if there were any witnesses. What proof may be used against you?
If you are the victim, your attorney will also want to know if there were witnesses to the assault and any other proof you may be able to provide to build your case.
When domestic violence occurs, you need an experienced and knowledgeable attorney, no matter which side you are on.
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If you are involved in spousal abuse as the victim or if you’re facing charges and need assistance with a domestic violence case, call my office at 973-928-0577.
You can also reach the Law Offices of Peter G. Aziz & Associates LLC via email. With two convenient locations in Clifton and Hackensack, I also offer services in the surrounding areas in New Jersey.