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Domestic violence charges can be brought by any adult who has been subjected to violence by a spouse, partner, significant other or any member of their household. These charges can come about due to threats, harassment or physical assault. If you believe you are a victim of domestic violence or if you are being accused of domestic violence, the Essex County, New Jersey, domestic violence attorneys at Minion & Sherman are here to help you through this challenging time.
Providing Effective Legal Representation
There is a two-step process that domestic violence victims must follow if they would like to seek protection: obtaining a temporary restraining order and then attending a full domestic violence hearing. For individuals accused of assault or any other type of domestic violence, you have one shot at protecting yourself during the full hearing:
- Temporary restraining orders: If you are the victim of domestic violence, take immediate steps to protect yourself and your children. You can call the police or go down to your local courthouse to request a temporary restraining order. Once you have this in place, the court will schedule a full hearing within approximately 10 days.
- Domestic violence hearings: We represent men and women in domestic violence hearings. Whether you are seeking a permanent restraining order or are fighting against domestic assault charges, we are here to help you. Our experienced lawyers will prepare you fully for this hearing. As it is a full trial, we will ensure we have compiled a full list of witnesses, questions and evidence to have to support your case.
This is a serious process with serious implications, including consequences regarding employment, housing, and custody or parenting time. Regardless of the side you are on, you do not want to face this alone. Call us to find a lawyer who understands what you are facing and is willing to help you.
Call 973-559-5791 For Help With Domestic Abuse
Whether you are seeking relief from domestic abuse or if you are facing domestic violence charges, reach out to one of our dedicated lawyers today. Contact us to schedule your free initial consultation and learn how we can help you. Evening and weekend appointments are available.