A New Jersey Domestic Violence Attorney Can Help You
Domestic violence is made up of many different crimes that are prosecuted with severe penalties. According to the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991, domestic violence charges may apply when there is a specific relationship between the victim and the alleged perpetrator. Domestic violence charges are considered very serious and the penalties if convicted are quite severe. If you have been charged with domestic violence, it is essential that you immediately get legal representation from an experienced New Jersey domestic violence attorney.
Matthew W. Reisig has an extremely successful record in defending final restraining order cases throughout New Jersey.
Domestic violence is very strictly prosecuted and the police will make an arrest whenever there is any physical injury, even when there are no witnesses or other evidence. Domestic violence victims may include a current or former spouse, family member, roommate, and boyfriend/girlfriend. There are many crimes that may include domestic violence charges including:
- Criminal mischief
- Criminal restraint
- Criminal sexual contact
- Criminal trespass
- False Imprisonment
- Sexual assault
- Terroristic threats
- Violation of restraining order
Penalties for Domestic Violence
There are stiff penalties for domestic violence convictions. An experienced New Jersey domestic violence lawyer will assist you by defending your case in court. It is important to choose a lawyer with knowledge and expertise handling these types of cases. If convicted of domestic violence you will be subject to penalties that may include:
- Restraining orders
- Granting of exclusive use of residence
- Limitations on child custody and visitation
- Restrictions on firearms ownership
- Other fees and damages
- Psychiatric evaluation
- Treatment programs
Defending Domestic Violence Charges in New Jersey
Domestic cases are among the most common cases that involve an arrest. Because there is a strong emphasis put on the elimination of domestic violence, police are often required to make an arrest, even when there may be little evidence. An experienced New Jersey domestic violence attorney will review your case – including the police report – to analyze the situation from a legal standpoint. Matthew W. Reisig has successfully defended clients against domestic violence charges by developing a defense strategy that works. The defense strategy depends upon the exact details of the case and the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Take the first step by getting a free case evaluation of your domestic violence charges. Call Reisig & Associates, LLC today at (888) 628-8394 or fill out the form to contact us. We will vigorously defend your charges and protect your rights in an effort to resolve your case successfully. We have the knowledge and experience in handling all types of criminal cases to help you out of even the most difficult of situations.
We can help you today! Call Reisig & Associates, LLC at (888) 628-8394 or locally at (732) 625-9660.