What Is Domestic Violence?
In New Jersey, domestic violence is defined as any act or threatened act of violence upon someone with whom the accused has had an intimate relationship. This means individuals do not have to be married in order to be charged with domestic violence – parents, step-parents, roommates, partners, or anyone residing in the same household can be accused of domestic violence crimes. The following acts are considered domestic violence in New Jersey:
- Actual or threatened physical harm
- Sexual assault
- Sexual battery
- Statutory rape
- Criminal harassment, such as threatening letters or phone calls
- Pushing, hitting, slapping, choking, kicking, or biting
Experienced Lawyers Fighting to Preserve Your Rights
Clients charged with domestic violence face serious consequences:
- Prison Sentence
- Permanent restraining order
- Inability to return to your house
- Inability to see your children
- Difficulty finding or keeping a job
- Difficulty finding or keeping an apartment
- Mandatory enrollment in a domestic violence treatment program
- If an immigrant, loss of immigrant privileges
- Inability to possess firearms
At Jean Baptiste & Associates, LLC, we can guide you through the necessary steps to protect yourself and keep the situation from getting worse.
Don’t Delay, Contact Us Today
When you have been charged with domestic violence in New Jersey, choose a criminal defense attorney with the experience and dedication to making a difference. Call or contact us online to schedule a free consultation and confidential case evaluation. With offices conveniently located in New Jersey, Jean Baptiste & Associates, LLC stands ready to represent you in your domestic violence case.