Accusations of domestic violence can turn your life into a nightmare, especially if you are being falsely accused. Being charged with domestic violence in New Jersey can lead to jail time, heavy fines, and even loss of your job. You must act quickly to protect your rights and avoid the worst outcomes.
Jersey City domestic violence defense attorney Anthony Carbone will vigorously challenge charges of domestic assault or violating an order of protection. With more than 30 years of experience guiding clients through the New Jersey court system and helping them during their time of need. If you have been accused of domestic violence, now is the time to get a lawyer who will fight for your rights.
When You Are Charged With Domestic Violence in New Jersey
There are two parts to the domestic violence criminal process in New Jersey. Both can have a negative impact on any current or future divorce and child custody matters and both have serious consequences:
- The family court case can lead to permanent restraining orders that cut you off from your family
- The criminal charges can result in jail, large fines, and other penalties
It doesn’t take much for abuse to be proven. With very little evidence, the court will approve a temporary restraining order. This means that you are kicked out of your own house and are ordered to have no contact with your spouse/partner or your children (unless visitation is allowed). It may also require you to pay child support and alimony.
Within 10 days, there will be a full trial on whether to continue the restraining order and whether there is a basis for the criminal charges. That’s not much time to prepare your defense.
How Our Jersey City Domestic Violence Defense Attorney Can Help
Once you hire our New Jersey domestic violence defense lawyer, he will work quickly on your behalf. Mr. Carbone will fight hard to prove that:
- The alleged abuse does not meet the criteria for domestic violence.
- The alleged victim and children are not in any danger.
- The accusations are tied to divorce or custody proceedings.
- The victim made up allegations for immigration reasons (asylum).
At a minimum, Mr. Carbone will be able to get the court to soften the terms of the order of protection, giving families a chance to reconcile.
New Jersey domestic violence defense attorney Anthony Carbone is in Hudson County courts nearly every day. He can come to your defense on short notice, including evenings and weekends. Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone immediately for a free initial consultation with our domestic violence attorney in Jersey City. We have Spanish speakers on staff, and our Jersey City office is located right next to the Journal Square station.