An act of domestic violence does not have to be physical and the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991 enumerates over 15 different charges defined as an act of domestic violence under N.J.S.A. 2C:25-19(a).
They range from first degree crimes to offenses heard in your local municipal court.
Under the Silver Test, the plaintiff must show that the defendant committed one of the enumerated acts of domestic violence under N.J.S.A. 2C: 25-19(a). If and when the court determines the plaintiff meets that burden the plaintiff must then show that there is a need for a final restraining order to prevent further acts of domestic violence.
Once a temporary restraining order is filed the Court schedules a final restraining order hearing within 10 days. This is the trial date. You need an experienced attorney who can prepare, meet with you, and plan an effective strategy quickly.
At the Law Offices of Chirag D. Mehta, LLC we have handled many Temporary Restraining Order hearings representing both the plaintiff and defendant. We prepare for all possible options to make sure our clients get their desired result.
If you are the victim of an act of domestic violence or have been accused of an act of domestic violence call or email the Law Offices of Chirag D. Mehta, LLC and speak to an attorney immediately.