Domestic Violence Attorneys in Bergen County, NJ
Bergen County Family Lawyers Providing Support
Domestic violence is an extremely serious
family law matter that should be handled by a knowledgeable and experienced attorney.
Whether you are accusing someone else of domestic violence or you are
trying to fight baseless domestic violence allegations that have been
filed against you, a competent attorney can assist you in properly presenting
the facts before the court.
Sherwood & Johnson, LLC , we have capable Bergen County family law attorneys who can skillfully
represent the best interests of you and your children (if you have children)
in your domestic violence case. Our Bergen County domestic violence lawyers
have extensive experience taking domestic violence cases to trial. They
also have experience serving on both the defense side and the prosecution
side of these types of cases.
Contact our Bergen County family law firm at (888) 224-1218 and schedule a personalized
How Does New Jersey Define Domestic Violence?
According to New Jersey law (under
§2C:25-18-19), domestic violence occurs when one person commits one or more acts of
violence against a family member, household member, or someone with whom
the offender has or had a dating relationship. The domestic violence victim
can include the other parent of the offender's child, even if that
individual is pregnant and has not yet given birth.
Here are a few of the many different ways that domestic violence can occur,
according to state law:
- Sexual assault
- Criminal sexual contact
- False imprisonment
- Criminal restraint
- Terroristic threats
- Criminal trespass
- Criminal mischief
How Can Domestic Violence Accusations Affect My Case?
An alleged victim of domestic violence can take civil action against the
alleged offender by requesting that the court
issue a restraining order. With a restraining order, the alleged aggressor is legally prohibited
from contacting or coming near the alleged victim and his or her family
for a certain period of time. The alleged victim may even be able to file
criminal charges, which can possibly result in a conviction and serious
penalties for the alleged offender. Both restraining orders and criminal
records of domestic violence can result in the accused person losing custody
of his or her children.
It is important to remember that not every domestic violence claim is valid.
There are many cases in which parents make false allegations in order
to manipulate the outcomes of
child custody or
Call Sherwood & Johnson, LLC today!
If you need professional and reliable legal representation in a domestic
violence case, do not hesitate to
contact Sherwood & Johnson, LLC ! Backed by more than six decades of collective experience, you can count
on us for high-quality legal support. With easy electronic access to all
aspects of your case, you’ll always know what’s going in your
case. Rest assured, we will do everything in our power to resolve your
domestic violence case as quickly and amicably as possible.
We serve clients in Bergen, Passaic, and Morris counties.