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Bergen County Restraining Order Defense Attorney
Restraining orders are issued when an individual has suffered from domestic violence. A judge typically issues a temporary restraining order until a hearing can be held to decide whether a permanent order is necessary.
At Brickfield & Donahue, we understand the broad implications a restraining order can have on an individual’s career, family relationships, and reputation. We can represent you during restraining order hearings, defend you against order violations, as well as file a motion to remove the order. We have decades of experience dealing with cases involving domestic violence throughout Northern and Central New Jersey.
What are the restrictions of a restraining order?
- You are prohibited from contacting the petitioner
- A judge may order you to leave the shared residence
- You may lose custody of your children or have limited contact
- You may lose your right to own firearms
- You may be required to undergo domestic violence counseling
Defending Restraining Order Violations
If an individual has violated the terms of the restraining order, he or she can be arrested and may be subject to criminal penalties that include fines and jail time. Violations can include making contact (physical or electronic messages) and even going near the petitioner’s home or place of work. We are aware that some violations can be accidental or a misunderstanding, and we make every effort to defend you against such accusations.
Can I Remove a Restraining Order?
It is possible to remove a restraining order if you can successfully demonstrate good cause for the removal. Our attorneys can help you build a strong case and include compelling evidence that can persuade the judge that the order is no longer necessary.
Contact an Experienced Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer
Brickfield & Donahue is ready to listen to your side of the story. Whether you are being investigated for domestic violence or already have a restraining order against you, we work to preserve your interests and safeguard your rights.
Get started today by calling (201) 574-7919.