Domestic Violence FAQs

Answers To Commonly Asked Questions About Domestic Violence

At Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law, in Hackensack, New Jersey, we understand the challenges that our clients face. We have dedicated ourselves to providing candid answers and effective defense no matter the scope of the charges our clients face. While we know that every case is unique, there are certain FAQs that readers might find helpful.

What Should I Do If I'm Arrested For Domestic Violence?

Of course, be polite and respectful to the police, but remind them that you don't have to answer any questions without your attorney present. Having said that, call a lawyer right away. Once you have been arrested for a domestic violence charge it is important for your attorney to obtain photographs, police reports and surveillance videos that will help in the defense of your case. Having skilled legal representation on your side can dramatically impact the legal process.

What Are The Criminal Charges For Domestic Violence?

There are a variety of criminal charges that you might face, including:

  • Assault
  • Harassment
  • Stalking
  • Terroristic Threats
  • Sexual assault

What Are The Penalties For Domestic Violence In New Jersey

As with most criminal charges, the penalties can vary depending on your criminal record and certain factors in the current situation. Common consequences can include:

  • Jail Time
  • Fines
  • Restraining orders
  • Deportation for aliens
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Anger management programs

Can A Domestic Violence Charge Be Expunged?

Expungement is the legal process by which an arrest, and all proceedings related to the arrest, are erased in the eyes of the law. While an arrest and conviction for a charge of domestic violence can be expunged, there is a strict process that must be followed. Discuss your case and your options with a skilled lawyer as soon as possible.

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Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law combines the work of two attorneys, so we can serve clients looking for either a male or a female domestic violence lawyer. Contact us by calling 201-212-4532 or by completing our online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation about your criminal defense.