Passaic County and Morris County NJ Restraining Order Lawyer
Domestic Violence Attorney with Offices in Totowa and Denville, New Jersey
When a domestic violence incident occurs, police customarily ask the alleged victim if he or she wants to file a temporary restraining order (TRO). If the party declines, then no restraining order will be issued and only the criminal charges, if any, will proceed. If the victim wishes to obtain a restraining order, he or she will speak to a judge and, if there are grounds, a TRO will be issued. In that case, a final restraining order (FRO) hearing will be scheduled in the Family Division of Superior Court within 10 days.
Alissa D. Hascup is a criminal defense attorney who represents clients throughout New Jersey, including in Paterson, Wayne, Clifton, Totowa, Little Falls, Morristown, Denville, and Parsippany. Many of Ms. Hascup’s clients have been charged with domestic violence related criminal offenses such as simple assault, terroristic threats, aggravated assault, harassment, and stalking, in addition to having a TRO issued against them.
Ms. Hascup has successfully handled countless cases in New Jersey, in Superior Court (indictable/felony level offenses) and Municipal Court (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses). She is a former special deputy attorney general and domestic violence prosecutor who now uses that experience and those skills to fight for you. Contact her now for a cost-free initial consultation.
Totowa NJ Restraining Order Attorney
There are significantly different standards of proof and related issues with regard to criminal charges and FRO hearings. If you or a loved one has been charged with domestic violence criminal offenses or you are facing a restraining order in New Jersey, it is imperative that you contact an experienced lawyer for help.
It is important to realize that from the issuance of the TRO until the hearing for the FRO, you may have certain restrictions placed on you, including, for example, limitations on your parenting privileges. While courts certainly understand that you want to be able to see your children, any attempt to violate the restrictions could result in you being arrested and jailed on a contempt charge. A conviction for violating a restraining order has significant consequences.
Alissa Hascup represents clients at restraining order hearings and deals with a variety of restraining order circumstances, including:
- Final Restraining Order
- Temporary Restraining Order
- Civil Restraints
- Dismissal of Domestic Violence Orders
- Domestic Violence Complaint Process
- Return of Weapons
- Seizure of Weapons
Contact a Totowa NJ Restraining Order Lawyer to Discuss Your Case
Contact Alissa D. Hascup’s office anytime for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.