Domestic Violence Charges Lawyer in Bergen County
Over the past decade, the state of New Jersey has increased enforcement and penalties for acts of domestic violence. Domestic violence charges are often followed by the issuance of a restraining order which is requested by a prosecutor and issued by a judge.
A person convicted of domestic violence may face a host of adverse consequences including the loss of the right to own a firearm, court-ordered anger management counseling, and placement on the domestic violence registry. If you are facing charges of domestic violence in New Jersey, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Brickfield & Donahue.
Why Hire an Attorney?
Domestic violence cases are often difficult for prosecutors to prove because the sole witness for the prosecution, usually a spouse or significant other, is often reluctant to testify. Although the prosecution can issue a subpoena to compel a witness to testify, prosecutors know that unwilling witnesses are not always compelling.
In addition, domestic violence cases usually come down to a he said/she said dispute. If the alleged victim was under the influence of alcohol, has a history of making false statements, has a criminal record, or is otherwise lacking in credibility for any reason, the prosecution may have difficulty proving their case.
Our approach in domestic violence cases is informed by the needs of our clients. This is your case and we are here to protect your interests. In some cases, a husband or wife charged with domestic violence may want to seek a plea agreement that is designed to mitigate any damage to their freedom or their record. In other cases, a client may want to aggressively pursue a case dismissal by extensive pre-trial motions or an acquittal at trial.
Whether you are looking for a discreet resolution to your case or want to take your case to trial, the attorneys at Brickfield & Donahue can help. If you have been charged with domestic violence and need to speak with a lawyer, we encourage you to contact our New Jersey law office.
To contact Brickfield & Donahue, call 201-258-3984, or contact us by e-mail.