Are you facing a charge of domestic violence in New York or New Jersey? This can be a very serious charge that can not only lead to jail time but can also be damaging to your reputation, causing you to lose your job, your home, and your family. You need a criminal defense attorney that will fight for you and your rights to keep you out of jail and allow you to live your life in the way that you want and deserve. Adam M. Lustberg offers exceptional legal representation with reasonable fees to get you the results that you are looking for and need.

Domestic Violence Charges

The damage of a domestic violence charge is much more than the criminal and court aspect of it. This type of charge has a stigma that can follow you throughout your life and can have ripples that affect your entire family. In addition, it can cause you to lose your job and can be socially embarrassing due to the sensitive and personal nature of the offense. Understanding the ins and outs of this type of charge is essential to protecting you against jail time and restoring your reputation.

New Jersey is very strict on domestic violence offenders. If you have been arrested for domestic violence, you know how serious these charges are. If the police respond to a case of domestic violence they must arrest and charge the alleged abuser if they see any signs of injury on the victim, if a weapon was involved, if the abuser violated a restraining order, or if the abuser has a warrant out for their arrest. Any restraining order and the parallel criminal offense, such as kidnapping, assault, harassment, and stalking, etc. are treated separately. Your criminal charges can result in a prison sentence and/or fines but your domestic violence offense can result in a Final Restraining Order, which can keep you away from your domestic partner, as well as other members of your family.

A Final Restraining Order does not require the level of proof that a criminal conviction does. They only need evidence to be able to prove that the allegations are more than likely true. This restraining order is immediate and permanent and can affect your family and personal life, from child custody matters to your employment. Absolutely no contact can be made with the plaintiff, either directly or indirectly, and you cannot be in the same place as them at any time or you could be found in violation of the order. In addition, you are barred from buying or owning a firearm and will have to give up any firearms you may currently have. This restraining order stays in place forever or until it is lifted by the court.

If you have been arrested for domestic violence or if someone has sought a Final Restraining Order against you, don’t wait to call an attorney until it is too late for them to effectively help you. Contact Lustberg Law Offices, LLC immediately for a free consultation.