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Violation of Restraining Order

New Jersey Violation of Restraining Order Lawyer 

New Jersey Violation of Restraining Order Lawyer Defending Clients In Camden County, Burlington County, Cumberland County, Gloucester County, and Throughout NJ 

When a restraining order (whether temporary or final) is issued in New Jersey, you are required by law to abide by its requirements. This may include not contacting the other person or their relatives. A violation of a final restraining order in New Jersey is considered a criminal offense. It will result in your arrest and being charged with criminal contempt. You may be faced with a fine as well as jail time. Hiring an experienced New Jersey violation of restraining order lawyer will help to reduce the punishments related to your case or to even have your case dismissed. 

The team at Aydelotte & Scardella Law LLC is aggressive. Our attorneys are experienced in handling restraining order violation cases and obtaining favorable outcomes on behalf of our clients. You can rely on our extensive experience to help find a resolution in your case.

Contact us today to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney from our law firm. 

Consequences of Violating a Restraining Order in New Jersey 

When a restraining order is issued against you, you will be required to abide by the provisions of the restraining order whether temporary or final. In many instances, these provisions include not contacting or communicating with the accuser in any way or form including writing, email, text, phone, or in person. If you contact the accuser, via even a simple text, you will have violated the restraining order. 

Violation of a restraining order in New Jersey is considered a criminal offense. The police can therefore arrest you and charge you with contempt of court. If a person knowingly violates a restraining order by committing an act of domestic violence, they may be charged with a fourth-degree felony that is punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 and a jail term of up to 18 months. 

New Jersey Law recognizes the following as domestic violence offenses: 

  • Stalking 
  • Homicide 
  • Assault 
  • Criminal restraint 
  • Terroristic threats 
  • Kidnapping 
  • Sexual assault 
  • False imprisonment 
  • Criminal mischief 
  • Lewdness 
  • Harassment 
  • Burglary 
  • Criminal trespass. 

Multiple violations of a restraining order will also have an impact on your claim of innocence. The punishment for multiple prior convictions can be more severe. 

Possible Defenses That an Experienced New Jersey Violation of Restraining Order Lawyer can Use 

There are several ways that an experienced and knowledgeable New Jersey violation of restraining order lawyer from Aydelotte & Scardella Law LLC can help when you are charged with violating a restraining order. There are various defenses that a seasoned attorney can use in your defense. Your attorney can: 

Show you were not served with a copy of the restraining order 

In order for you to be charged with violation of a restraining order, the court must show that you were notified properly of the restraining order. If you were not served with a copy of the order, then the charges against you can be dismissed. 

Poke holes in the prosecution’s case

In order to get a conviction for the violation of a restraining order, the prosecution has to prove that there was a violation. This can be difficult as it is often a case of one person’s word against another. A seasoned attorney can help to fight the charge by poking holes in the evidence presented by the prosecution. 

Seek a less severe punishment 

If the evidence of the charges against you cannot be disputed, our attorney will work to obtain less severe punishment. Our attorneys are skilled and experienced at negotiating. They will work to ensure the outcome of your case is the most favorable to you. 

If you have been charged with the violation of a restraining order, do not hesitate to seek the services of our experienced attorneys. We will fight to protect your rights and ensure that your best interests are considered throughout the case. 

Contact Aydelotte & Scardella Law LLC to Speak with an Experienced New Jersey Violation of Restraining Order Lawyer 

New Jersey Violation of Restraining Order Lawyer

Have you been charged with violating a restraining order? Contact Adylotte & Scardella Law LLC to consult with an experienced and skilled New Jersey violation of restraining order lawyer. Our attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable. We are committed to serving our clients and fighting aggressively to resolve the allegations brought against them.

Contact our law firm to speak with an experienced restraining order attorney. We will examine the evidence against you as well as all other facets of your case. We will help you understand your constitutional rights as well as the options available to you. We will work to protect your rights and best interests throughout the restraining order process. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Violation of Restraining Order in New Jersey 

I violated a restraining order. Do I need a lawyer?

Many people don’t realize just how high the stakes are when it comes to restraining orders. Violating a restraining order in New Jersey can result in harsh punishment. You will be considered to have been in contempt of court and be charged with criminal contempt. You will be arrested and charged and this will reflect as a criminal record that will have long-term consequences. An experienced and knowledgeable New Jersey violation of restraining order lawyer can help you navigate complex New Jersey restraining order law. They will help you fight to protect your rights and get the best possible outcome for your case.

Is violating a restraining order a criminal offense?

Yes. Violating a restraining order in New Jersey, whether it is temporary or final, is considered a criminal offense. You will be arrested and charged with criminal contempt of a court order if you violate a restraining order. If you violate the order a second time, you could spend 30 days in jail. It is important to seek the guidance of an experienced lawyer when you violate a restraining order. Your lawyer will review the circumstances of your case and build a strong defense on your behalf.

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