Domestic violence lawyer Anthony Carbone has been aggressively fighting for victims of domestic violence in Bergen County for over 30 years. He understands the complexities of the cases and how to handle them with the sensitivity you deserve. He is the voice you need for representation in order to get the best possible outcome. Anthony Carbone is here to fight for you and your justice.
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is defined as the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as a result of a systematic pattern of power and control inflicted from one intimate partner against another. The severity and effects of domestic violence can vary dramatically depending on the type and longevity of.
Within the state of New Jersey, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced domestic violence. On a daily basis, domestic violence hotlines receive 21,000 calls (15 calls a minute). Most of the time, this violence happens within an intimate relationship, however, is not limited to it.
The Course of Domestic Violence
When someone is in the situation of domestic violence, it can be very hard to leave. This is because many victims fear the consequences of losing their children in a custody battle, losing their home, and the unknown of what life will be like after the fact. There is a typical cycle that the perpetrator/victim go through during this time.
- Tension building: whether over children, money or jobs, tension builds and verbal abuse begins.
- Acute battering episode: The verbal abuse eventually boils over and physical violence takes place.
- Honeymoon phase: The abuser shows remorse while sometimes blaming the victim for their actions and begins to act in a loving and caring way. Then the cycle begins again.
Crimes Considered Under Domestic Violence
The New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act shows the following criminal charges that can be held against the perpetrator within Bergen County, NJ:
- Terroristic Threats
- Criminal restraints
- False imprisonment
- Sexual assault
- Criminal sexual contact
- Criminal Mischief
- Criminal Trespass
- Criminal Coercion
- Contempt of Domestic Violence Order
- Cyber Harassment
- Crimes involving risk of death or serious bodily injury
Upon calling for help, police of Bergen County are obligated to arrest the alleged abuser if there are signs or a claim of injury. They may also arrest under probable cause that an act has been committed, even without injury, or claim thereof. Furthermore, an emergency restraining order can be put in place if it necessary to protect the victim from future violence. Permanent restraining orders can be looked into for the future protection of victims. Other consequences of domestic violence in Bergen County are jail time, fines, and other penalties.
Bergen County, NJ – Resources for Help
- Domestic Violence 24-Hour Hotline: 800-572-SAFE (7233)
- Alternatives to Domestic Violence, Hackensack, NJ
- Bergen Family Center (BFC), Hackensack, NJ
- NCADV (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence), Denver, CO (website contain safety exit)
Call an Experienced Bergen County Domestic Violence Attorney
Anthony Carbone has been helping defend domestic violence victims in the Bergen County, and all of New Jersey, for almost 30 years and can help you under these terrible circumstances. Don’t hesitate to call for a free consultation and go over your personal options. He will ensure your safety and the safety of your children. Don’t allow yourself the pain any longer. If you live in Hackensack, Tenaneck, For Lee, or anywhere in Bergen County, NJ, call our Bergen County domestic violence lawyer now.