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Morris County NJ Restraining Order Attorneys

Domestic Violence Lawyers with Offices in Morristown, New Jersey

Morris County NJ Domestic Violence AttorneyTravis J. Tormey is an experienced criminal defense attorney who has years of experience representing clients charged with domestic violence offenses, including stalking, harassment, and terroristic threats. Mr. Tormey has successfully defended clients at Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) hearings and Final Restraining Order (FRO) hearings throughout Morris County, NJ courtrooms, including courts in Morristown, Parsippany, Roxbury, and Denville. Additionally, as an experienced litigator who appears on a daily basis in Superior Courts and Municipal Courts throughout New Jersey, Mr. Tormey has developed excellent working relationships with prosecutors and judges.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal offense and is facing a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), Mr. Tormey is available to assist you immediately. It is absolutely vital that you speak with Mr. Tormey as soon as possible so that you can best prepare for the pending legal challenges that you face. In the case of a restraining order, there will be two separate and distinct proceedings: a restraining order hearing and a criminal court proceeding. Depending on the circumstances, an experienced lawyer may be able to get both the criminal charge and the restraining order dismissed. Call Mr. Tormey today at his Morristown office at 866-949-6948 so that he can look over the details of your file and determine what needs to be done in your case.

Restraining Orders and Domestic Violence Charges in New Jersey

If you are facing a restraining order in New Jersey, there are certain things you should know. The following pages will provide you with valuable information and helpful answers to questions you might have:

The Prevention of Domestic Violence Act: N.J.S.A. 2C:25-17

In 1991, the New Jersey legislature passed the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, which governs the rules and procedures for restraining orders in the state. The statute stipulates who has standing as a victim of domestic violence, what acts are considered crimes of domestic violence, and the procedures by which both temporary and final restraining orders may be issued.

First, a victim of domestic violence must be considered a victim under the Domestic Violence Act, which requires the parties to:

  • Have previously resided together;
  • Have had a dating or marriage relationship; and
  • Have a child together or will have a child together.

Next, a domestic violence charge must be connected to one of the following criminal offenses:

When an alleged victim files for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), the case will be scheduled for a Final Restraining Order (FRO) hearing. This hearing usually occurs within 10 days, and it takes place at the Superior Court, Family Part. At the FRO hearing, a Superior Court judge will determine whether a final restraining order should be issued in your case.

Contact a Parsippany NJ Restraining Order Attorney to Discuss Your Case 

If you or a loved one has been charged with a domestic violence criminal offense or you are facing a restraining order in New Jersey, it is imperative that you contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer for help. The legal process moves very quickly when dealing with restraining orders, so do not delay. Contact Mr. Tormey at his Morristown office location anytime at 866-949-6948 for a free consultation.

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Experience You Can Trust

With unmatched knowledge and experience in the practice of law, the seasoned attorneys at The Tormey Law Firm are committed to serving their clients and tenaciously confronting the allegations against them.

We will examine every facet of your case in order to defend your constitutional rights and reputation.  

With a dedicated legal advocate to assist you, our attorneys will ensure that you are never forced to navigate the complex legal process on your own.

The Tormey Law Firm

Morristown Location

55 Madison Avenue, Suite 400

Morristown, NJ 07960

Areas We Serve

All of Morris County including Boonton, Boonton Township, Butler, Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, Chester Borough, Chester Township, Denville Township, Dover, East Hanover Township, Florham Park, Hanover Township, Harding Township, Jefferson Township, Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, Long Hill Township, Madison, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township, Mine Hill Township, Mont Arlington, Montville, Morris Plains, Morris Township, Morristown, Mount Olive Township, Mountain Lakes, Netcong, Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, Pequannock Township, Randolph, Riverdale, Rockaway Borough, Rockaway Township, Roxbury Township, Victory Gardens, Washington Township, and Wharton.