Restraining Order Defense

Camden County Restraining Order Defense Attorneys

If someone has taken out a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against you for alleged harassment, purported stalking or a suspected domestic violence situation in Camden County, New Jersey, you have 10 days until the court decides whether this should be made permanent with a Final Restraining Order (FRO). These ROs have the potential of seriously interfering with your life – from the financial impact to bar you from owning a firearm and limiting your access to your children. And if you violate an RO, there are severe consequences. The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can advise you of your rights, help you fight the FRO and defend you against criminal contempt charges.

Restraining Orders in Camden County, New Jersey

Domestic violence is a serious matter in Camden, New Jersey and the law offers alleged victims extensive protections. One such common option is a TRO. Without the representation of a knowledgeable Restraining Order Defense attorney, a judge may then issue a FRO which may have no termination date. Violations can lead to both civil and criminal sanctions that can send you to jail and add fines to your penalties, and violations can occur far easier than you may realize. You can be charged with a violation even if you didn’t even know about the order, the contact was accidental or the individual who took out the order is the one who initiated the contact. Moreover, an RO can interfere with your life in many serious ways:

  • It may bar or restrict you from owning a firearm of any kind
  • Restrict access to jointly owned or solely owned property
  • Require you to pay the victim’s rent
  • Limit access to your children or parenting time by mandating the time, place, and manner that you can see your children or by granting temporary custody to one parent
  • Limit access between you and the victim
  • Require you to pay any damages that might have resulted from the alleged domestic violence
  • Loss of earnings or wages
  • Out of pocket losses for injuries
  • Cost of repair or replacement of damaged property
  • Cost of counseling
  • Moving or traveling expenses
  • Reasonable attorney’s fees
  • Court costs
  • Compensation for pain and suffering
  • Require you to seek professional counseling
  • Limit your access to family members other than the victim
  • Grant possession of certain personal property to one party
  • Grant possession of any pet or animal to one party

The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall

At The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our defense team provides knowledgeable and understanding, yet aggressive and effective legal counsel to our Camden County clients. If you are facing allegations of domestic violence abuse or other charges that have or may lead to a restraining order, our criminal defense attorneys can help. We have extensive in this area and are well-prepared to counsel you on abuse prevention orders and guide you through the complex New Jersey domestic violence legal system. Our team of skilled attorneys have more than a century of combined criminal law experience and our firm has been successfully defending our clients for over a decade.

Contact Us

If you are contending with a restraining order in Camden County or the surrounding area, contact the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall to discuss defense strategies. We understand the sensitive nature of this situation and the frustration you are dealing with. Call our firm today at 856-662-8300.