Hudson County, NJ Domestic Violence Attorney

Contact Our Jersey City Office To Speak To An Attorney Who Is A Member Of Hudson County's Largest Defense Team. One Of Our Former Prosecutors Is Ready To Put Our Firm's 150 Plus Years Of Experience Into Action To Win Your Domestic Violence Case.

The Hudson County domestic violence lawyers at our firm defend clients accused of assault, harassment, terroristic threats and other criminal charges, as well as restraining orders in Jersey City, Hoboken, Kearny, Bayonne, West New York, Weehawken and other towns.The Hudson County NJ domestic violence attorneys at the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall have the experience and knowledge to thoroughly defend you against a restraining order or a related criminal charge. It is important that you give strong consideration to obtaining representation given the severity of the consequences of domestic violence charges filed in Jersey City, West New York, Union City, BayonneHoboken, Weehawken or another local Hudson County municipality. If you were charged with simple assault, harassment, terroristic threats, stalking or another offense because of an accusation of domestic violence, you are exposed to penalties that include the potential for incarceration, significant fines, probation and even deportation if you are not a citizen. You may also be subject to a restraining order which has the possibility of permanently removing you from your home, forfeiting your firearms, losing visitation with your children and/or barring you from contacting the victim. Given all of the negative ramifications of a domestic violence case in Hudson County, it is pivotal that you obtain the most skilled attorney you can find.

Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer in Jersey City NJ

Our Jersey City firm comprised of 10 lawyers who specialize in defending those accused of domestic violence and other charges. This team has over 150 years of experience and most members are former prosecutors and lawyers who have been practicing for 15 years or more in Hudson County, Jersey City and other jurisdictions in New Jersey. Don’t settle for rhetoric on a website — take a close look at the actual experience in terms of years in practice and concentration of practice. Are you really considering someone who has the vast knowledge they are claiming or it is really someone who has only been in practice a limited time? There is no guesswork here at our firm as our lawyers are accomplished litigators who have served at the highest levels of the prosecutor’s office and elsewhere over their decade plus of time defending individuals like you. Contact our Jersey City Office on Newark Avenue across from the courthouse by calling 201-309-0500 for a free consultation.

Hudson County Domestic Violence Offenses That Our Lawyers Defend:

  1. Final Restraining Order
  2. Temporary Restraining Order
  3. Assault
  4. Terroristic Threats
  5. Stalking
  6. Violation of a Restraining Order
  7. Simple Assault
  8. Aggravated Assault
  9. Harassment

Where Will My Domestic Violence Case Be Heard in Hudson County NJ?

Domestic violence restraining orders are heard in the Family Division of the Hudson County Superior Court and domestic violence criminal charges are heard in either the Criminal Division or in the municipal court.A defendant charged with a domestic violence offense in Hudson County New Jersey may have to make several appearances in different courtrooms. The underline criminal charge associated with any act of domestic violence will be heard in front of a criminal Judge in either the Hudson County Superior Court, Criminal Division or in the local municipal court in the municipality where the incident occurred, like Kearny, North Bergen, Secaucus, Weehawken, Union City, BayonneWest New York, Hoboken or Jersey City. Conversely, if a temporary restraining order is issued and a final restraining order hearing is necessary, then this matter will be heard in the Hudson County Superior Court, Family Division. One key distinction between a final restraining order and a domestic violence offense in Hudson County NJ is that a restraining orders is civil in nature and cannot result in a criminal record. Given this fact, the evidentiary standard of proof is by a preponderance of the evidence instead of the traditional beyond a reasonable doubt, which the criminal system uses. This standard is much less and makes defending a FRO hearing much more difficult if your not an experienced Hudson County restraining order defense lawyer. The team of defense attorneys at the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall have extensive experience handling both domestic violence charges and restraining orders.

How Can Our Hudson County NJ Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers Help?

There are few areas of law that are subject to as much abuse than domestic violence. While there are many legitimate instances of physical and emotional abuse arising between spouses, boyfriend/girlfriend and others who qualify under the NJ Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, there are also many cases where the efforts of the “victim” are over-reaching or worse. Our attorneys will make sure that your rights, as opposed to the purported victim, are fully acknowledged and enforced. This may involve a head-on attack on the allegations of domestic violence, namely, that there was no assault, harassment or other predicate act for a restraining order. We are also adept in negotiating dismissals of restraining orders and/or criminal charges. When all else fails, you can also count on our vast trial experience to ensure that you have every opportunity for success a final restraining order hearing or a contested criminal proceeding.

Jersey City NJ Restraining Order Defense Attorneys

The team of ten domestic violence defense lawyers at the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshal clearly has decades of experience to utilize on your behalf so that you maximize the chances of a dismissal of the temporary restraining order or criminal offense you are facing. There is no reason to take a chance and settle for something less, for example, retaining an attorney whose years in practice is limited. We have everything you need for success at the Family Division (i.e. restraining order hearing), the Criminal Division (e.g aggravated assault or terroristic threat charge) or in a local municipal court like Jersey City, Union City, Secaucus, Guttenberg, North Bergen, Bayonne or Hoboken. To speak to a lawyer who has defended many domestic violence cases just like yours. Attorneys are available 24/7 at  (201) 309-1800 to discuss how we can help you.

Additional Hudson County Domestic Violence Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Women Rising – Crisis Assistance in Hudson County

Hudson County Resource Guide for Partners In Prevention