Cases involving domestic violence

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Some marriages end due to domestic violence. When the safety of one partner has been called into question or accusations of domestic violence have been weaponized throughout the divorce process, DAME Legal is qualified to navigate this emotionally-charged time of your life.

Whether you feel you have been unnecessarily accused, arrested for domestic violence charges, or have had your rights limited as a result, the DAME Legal team will expertly guide you through the process of divorce and defense when domestic violence accusations are embedded.

Unlike some divorce cases, accusations of domestic violence or abuse require the aid of a criminal defense attorney. At DAME Legal, we will use our years of expertise to defend your case, review the merits in which the accusation resulted in an arrest, and work to achieve a result that best allows you to move on with your life.

Throughout the entirety of this process, we will cover all our bases through a thorough investigation. We will talk to witnesses, review your arrest record and report, and help build your defense with consideration for all the many complexities that factor into contentious divorce proceedings.

Legal assistance with all types of domestic violence cases

New Jersey has particularly stringent domestic violence laws. In the case of police intervention in domestic violence cases, if there is any sign of physical injury—including but not limited to scratches, bleeding, bruises and redness—there is a state requirement to make an arrest. The police are legally required to share resources and inform the victim of all their rights.

In some cases, police officers are fully within their rights to make an arrest even without hard evidence of bodily harm or witnesses. Anyone cohabitating at the time of a domestic abuse claim is subject to prosecution to the fullest extent of the office. Prior to the modern era, many states required a couple to be married before a domestic abuse claim could be prosecuted.

This is no longer the case. Anyone who shares a residence, including parents, stepparents, roommates, and partners, are subject to prosecution in the case of domestic abuse. The following criminal acts are considered domestic violence:

  • Threatened physical harm
  • Physical harm
  • Rape
  • Sexual battery
  • Statutory rape
  • Stalking
  • Criminal harassment (threatening letters, phone calls, texts, showing up at place of work, etc.)
  • Kidnapping
  • Pushing, hitting, slapping, choking, kicking, and biting

Skilled lawyers will work to preserve your rights in domestic violence cases

In the case of domestic violence allegations, many accused people will be subject to serious consequences or otherwise limited rights. These can include, but may not be limited to:

  • Prison time
  • Permanent restraining order
  • Inability to return to your house
  • Inability to see your children
  • Difficulty finding or keeping a job
  • Difficulty finding or keeping an apartment
  • Immigrants may be subject to deportation or loss of immigrant privileges
  • Loss of the right to possess firearms

If you live in the greater New Jersey area or the New York metropolitan area, our partners at DAME Legal can help you overcome this difficult part of your life with relative ease. Give us a call at 201-968-5800 or fill out our contact form on our site to begin the process.

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