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NJ Domestic Violence Lawyers

Serving Clients Throughout Northern New Jersey & NYC

At Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law, our law practice is small enough that we know our clients well. Our New Jersey domestic violence lawyers are invested directly in the outcomes of our clients’ cases. In no situation is this more true than domestic violence matters.

We understand the profound effect that domestic violence has on the victims and on the people accused. That is why our domestic violence lawyers fight hard to help you achieve the results that are best for you in your unique situations. We represent people in matters related to orders of protection and temporary or permanent restraining orders throughout Bergen County, Passaic County and northern New Jersey.

The experienced NJ domestic violence attorneys at Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law can help. Let us look at your case and determine the best way to defend you. With offices in Hackensack, Wayne and the Bronx, our lawyers represent people accused of domestic violence throughout NY & NJ, including Passaic, Hudson, & Bergen County.

If you are facing domestic violence charges, our certified trial attorneys have helped many satisfied clients, and we will help you achieve the best possible results in your domestic violence matter. Call anytime, day or night, for a FREE legal consultation. We serve all of New Jersey and New York City, including Bergen County, Passaic County, Essex County, & Hudson County.

One Issue. Two Cases.

Domestic violence cases can be complex because there are often two cases happening at the same time — the criminal case brought by the state and the civil case, where an alleged victim asks the court to issue a restraining order. The criminal case is resolved in municipal court or Superior Court and involves a prosecutor.

The restraining order is handled in family court and involves both parties before a judge. If successful, a restraining order bars the accused from having contact with the accuser and his or her children, sometimes permanently, among other consequences.

If criminal charges are filed, that means you face allegations on two fronts. In addition to a restraining order, you could face fines and time in jail, as well as the establishment of a criminal record.

False Accusations of Spousal Abuse

Allegations of spousal abuse can be incredibly serious. Not only can they result in you not being able to see your child, but the mere mention of domestic violence can do irreparable damage to your reputation in the community and at work.

At Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law, we get to know our clients well and we understand that a mere accusation does not mean that the client is guilty. There are many cases in which the accused is the real victim. Our domestic violence lawyers work tirelessly to make sure our clients’ rights are preserved every step of the way.

Whether you are facing criminal charges, civil proceedings or both, it’s important to act quickly to defend yourself. Photographs, emails, text messages and witness testimony can all be a part of disproving the abuse ever took place.

Domestic Violence FAQs:

At Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law, our domestic violence defense lawyers 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?

If you are arrested for domestic violence, you should 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 an experienced domestic violence 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 for domestic violence, including:

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

What Are The Penalties For Domestic Violence In New Jersey

As with most criminal charges, domestic violence penalties in New Jersey 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
  • 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 NJ domestic violence lawyer as soon as possible.

Visit Our Office To Learn More

Do you have additional domestic violence questions? Our lawyers can answer them during a free initial consultation. Visit our office to learn more. 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 to discuss your defense. With convenient locations in Hackensack, Wayne and the Bronx, we can better serve your needs no matter where the alleged incident occurred. Se habla español.