Domestic Violence Restraining Orders Morris County NJ
Handling Temporary Restraining Orders, with offices in Morristown, New Jersey
On Wednesday last week, our Morris County restraining order lawyers appeared with a client who was scheduled for a final restraining order (FRO) hearing at the Morris County Superior Court located in Morristown, NJ. Our client had previously appeared without an attorney and the plaintiff indicated that she wanted to proceed to trial and attempt to obtain the permanent restraining order. At that point, the client asked for a postponement to retain counsel and wisely hired the Tormey Law Firm to represent him.
A restraining order matter in New Jersey is serious. Although it is a civil matter, handled in the Family division, it can have serious long-lasting implications for a defendant because these final restraining orders in NJ are permanent and never expire. A defendant is fingerprinted, placed in a statewide database for domestic violence offenders, is prohibited from owning or possessing firearms, and this restraining order can effect things like professional licenses, immigration status, and the ability to travel.
When we appeared in court for the final hearing, our Morristown restraining order lawyer spoke to the plaintiff and the domestic violence counselor and let them know we were ready to proceed to trial. We had already met with the client and prepared for his testimony and had already gathered all the text messages, emails, and other evidence we needed to show the judge that there was no domestic violence in this case. As a result, the plaintiff spoke to the domestic violence counselor and decided to dismiss the restraining order voluntarily rather than put herself through a trial. This was a great result for our client.
If you or a loved one needs assistance with a domestic violence matter in Morris County NJ, contact our Morrisown offices now for immediate assistance at 908-336-5008. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge.