Newark NJ Restraining Order Dismissed

Newark NJ Restraining Order Lawyer

My client, a NYC teacher, was arrested following an alleged domestic violence incident between her and her ex-partner. She was charged criminally with Terroristic Threats and Harassment, and was also served with a Temporary Restraining Order.

During the pendency of the case, my client provided me with voluminous information about her ex-partner, all of which demonstrated her propensity for dishonesty before various courts, in sworn legal documents, and in the filing of police reports. I was also able to subpoena and obtain the underlying documents for the current case (police reports and evidence) which also tended to show that the ex-partner was not being truthful. In fact, it appeared that my client was actually being victimized by her ex-partner. It appeared that this was an unfortunate case of someone using the legal system and the Domestic Violence Act “as a sword rather than a shield.”

We first appeared at the Essex County Superior Court (Family Division) for the Final Restraining Order hearing. After the victim was provided with an opportunity to consult with legal counsel, she decided that it was in her best interest to dismiss the restraining order.

We then appeared at the Criminal Division for purposes of handling the underlying criminal charges. They were downgraded. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is now investigating the victim and may bring charges against her for Filing a False Police Report and Fabricating Evidence.

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