Our Compassionate and Experienced Domestic Violence Lawyers Can Help.
If you have suffered from or been accused of domestic violence, you are not alone. The New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety reports that law enforcement respond to around 65,000 incidents every year involving both assault and harassment. At Vito A. Brunetti, Esq., LLC, our domestic violence lawyers have experience working with people affected by these types of situations and can help you get the protection you need.
When Abuse Occurs
There are legal measures you can take to protect yourself from relationship abuse, such as applying for a temporary restraining order. Our team can help you through the process, as the state first requires a temporary order before it will be made final or permanent. If you are in immediate danger, you should call law enforcement and they can help get you to safety and start the process for securing a protective order.
It is possible for a judge to deny an application for a restraining order, but you may appeal the decision. Our New Jersey domestic violence lawyers know how the appeals process works and can help guide you through that process as well.
If you are being abused, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence urges you to remember that it is not your fault.
If You Are Accused of Domestic Violence
Being accused of domestic violence means dealing with the potential consequences, which can be life-changing, such as loss of contact with your children. People adjudicated to have committed abuse may lose contact with their children. At Vito A. Brunetti, Esq., LLC, we know that there are many cases in which defendants are wrongly accused or the penalties involved are too harsh. We want to make sure that clients are treated fairly.
Our team works with compassion to understand your side of the story. When a couple is going through a divorce or child custody battle, we have seen first-hand how tempers may flare and one person accuses the other of abuse. Allow us to represent you and ensure your rights are protected.
Let Us Help You
We can help victims find protection through temporary and emergent support as well as filing for temporary custody of children and gaining exclusive possession or property. With a firm understanding of New Jersey’s domestic violence laws, we can explore every remedy available to guide you to safety.
At the same time, we know that there are instances in which people are wrongly accused. We can help defend you against false accusations and keep your rights intact.
To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment today, please contact our domestic violence lawyers at Vito A. Brunetti, Esq., LLC, at (201) 537-5234.
In the meantime, to ensure your safety, you may want to identify a place where you can go to avoid violence, such as the home of a friend the abuser may not suspect. If you’re in need of immediate help following a domestic dispute, contact the 24 Hr. Hotline: (201) 333-5700 ext. 511 for the Battered Women’s Program at Womenrising, Inc.