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We Can Help You Get a Restraining Order in Somerset County, NJ

At DeTommaso Law Group, LLC, we strive to provide effective legal services for individuals who are going through challenging times. Our restraining order lawyers help those facing domestic violence to get the protection they need.

Have you been abused or had reason to fear for your safety and well-being because of the abuse of a partner, ex, or member of your household? Our domestic violence lawyers serving Somerset County are here to help.

Contact us online or call (908) 274-3028 today to speak with a domestic violence attorney in Somerset County! We proudly serve all of New Jersey, including Morris, Middlesex, Hunterdon, and Union Counties.

What to Do if You Are Abused

If someone close to you or who lives in your home has committed an act of domestic violence against you, then there are two steps you should take.

First, if you are in immediate danger, call the police by dialing 9-1-1. Second, when you are not in immediate danger, contact a domestic violence lawyer right away to discuss your legal options, such as getting a restraining order. The restraining order lawyers at Detommaso Law Group, LLC can help!

What Does a Restraining Order Do?

As a victim of domestic violence, you have the right to apply for a restraining order. In New Jersey, a restraining order will force an abusive person to:

  • Move out of the house (if you live together)
  • Stay away from you
  • No longer contact you in any way
  • Stay away from your children, if you have any

Speak with a restraining order lawyer in Somerset County to learn more about NJ restraining orders and how one could help protect you from further violence.

Types of Restraining Orders in New Jersey

In New Jersey, there are two types of restraining orders – a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and a Final Restraining Order (FRO). Here are the differences between the two types of restraining orders in NJ:

  • Temporary Restraining Order (TRO): Can be obtained immediately and are issued on a preliminary basis
  • Final Restraining Order (FRO): May only be entered after a hearing where the individual is found to have committed an act of domestic violence. In an effort to protect victims, the courts try to resolve these matters as soon as possible, usually holding the hearing within 10 days of the complaint being filed.

Contact a restraining order lawyer from our firm to learn more about getting a restraining order in New Jersey.

What Is Domestic Violence?

New Jersey laws offer protection to individuals who have suffered an actual or threatened act of physical, emotional, sexual, or economic abuse at the hand of a current or previous family or household member.

Under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PDVA), acts of domestic violence include:

  1. Homicide N.J.S.2C:11-1 et seq.
  2. Assault N.J.S.2C:12-1
  3. Terroristic threats N.J.S.2C:12-3
  4. Kidnapping N.J.S.2C:13-1
  5. Criminal restraint N.J.S.2C:13-2
  6. False imprisonment N.J.S.2C:13-3
  7. Sexual assault N.J.S.2C:14-2
  8. Criminal sexual contact N.J.S.2C:14-3
  9. Lewdness N.J.S.2C:14-4
  10. Criminal mischief N.J.S.2C:17-3
  11. Burglary N.J.S.2C:18-2
  12. Criminal trespass N.J.S.2C:18-3
  13. Harassment N.J.S.2C:33-4
  14. Stalking P.L.1992, c.209 (C.2C:12-10)
  15. Criminal coercion N.J.S.2C:13-5
  16. Robbery N.J.S.2C:15-1
  17. Contempt of a domestic violence order pursuant to subsection b. of N.J.S.2C:29-9 that constitutes a crime or disorderly persons offense
  18. Any other crime involving risk of death or serious bodily injury to a person protected under the “Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991,” P.L.1991, c.261 (C.2C:25-17 et al.)
  19. Cyber-harassment P.L.2013, c.272 (C.2C:33-4.1)

Helping the Wrongfully Accused

Our Somerset County family law attorneys also offer legal assistance for those who have been accused of a domestic violence act. Our legal professionals can work to ensure that your rights are protected.

Call DeTommaso Law Group, LLC today at (908) 274-3028 to receive the effective legal advocacy you need during this distressing time.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Over 125 Years of Combined Experience

    At DeTommaso Law Group, LLC, we believe that every client deserves unwavering support and a fearless advocate in their corner. We understand the emotional and legal challenges that families face during times of crisis, and we are committed to providing them with the strong, determined representation they deserve.

  • Strategic & Aggressive Legal Counsel

    Our team of experienced family law attorneys possesses extensive knowledge in the field. We stay up-to-date with the latest legal developments to ensure that we provide the most effective strategies and guidance to our clients. Our deep understanding of family law empowers us to navigate complex legal processes and provide insightful advice.

  • Results-Focused Approach to Every Case

    We recognize that no two family law cases are the same. We tailor our approach to each client's specific needs and goals. By understanding their unique circumstances, we can develop personalized strategies that protect their interests and safeguard their rights.

  • Fearless Advocacy & Representation

    We refuse to back down when it comes to fighting for our client's rights. We are not afraid to take on challenging cases or confront difficult opponents. Our unwavering commitment to our clients drives us to explore every legal avenue and utilize our expertise to secure the best possible outcomes.

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