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New Jersey Domestic Violence Charges Explained By Attorney John Marshall


Domestic violence is a very serious problem in New Jersey. Each year, thousands of women and men are killed in the United States by their spouses or partners. Just as serious as the actual crime itself, the instances where defendants are falsely accused can have devastating effects on an individual’s life as they can face severe legal consequences.

New Jersey criminal law attorney John Marshall defends suspects accused of domestic violence. Information on the Law Offices of John Marshall is available online at

New Jersey has a strict approach to domestic violence. Police are required to arrest a suspect if the accuser—a wife, girlfriend, cohabitant, or any family or household member—shows any sign of injury, and may still arrest the accused even if there is no sign of injury. The initial steps taken after accusation are extremely important. Mr. Marshall says often times, people make the mistake of speaking to police without their accuser or an attorney present. This mistake can have long-lasting and harsh consequences for the accused. A domestic violence complaint can lead to restraining orders, heavy fines, counsel fees, and money damages.

For more information on New Jersey Domestic Violence, visit John Marshall’s website at

In response to an accusation of domestic violence or spousal abuse the municipal court will usually issue a restraining order against the accused. If not defended properly, a restraining order can have you removed from your house, refrain from any communication with your accuser and shared children, and Make mortgage or rent payments and pay support, even though you are not able to enter your home. Restraining orders carry strict penalties if violated including immediate jail time.

Domestic violence charges can be withdrawn, and at that point the court may terminate the restraining order. The attorney’s at John Marshall will negotiate with the accuser to get the accused the best possible outcome. Mr. Marshall recommends anyone accused or charged with any type of domestic violence to remain silent. Call his New Jersey law firm toll free 877-450-8301 to arrange a free consultation with a criminal defense attorney before talking to police, the accuser, or the court.

Contact Information:

The Law Offices of John F. Marshall
600 Broad Street
Red Bank, NJ 07702
Phone: 877-450-8301

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