Domestic Violence

Receiving Qualified, Effective Legal Representation

Domestic violence charges are taken very seriously and require the representation of a trusted legal professional to ensure that you rights are protected and your freedoms defended. At the Law Offices of Benjamin G. Kelsen, Esq. LLC, you can depend on our reputable service to provide you with outstanding legal representation for your case. If you are faced with a charge for domestic violence, it is imperative you work with our team. We can assist you in fully understanding your charges and what penalties you could be facing if convicted. You need to contact our firm right away and work with a Bergen County criminal defense attorney.

In the state of New Jersey, not a lot is needed to charge someone with a domestic violence or domestic assault case. If police respond to a call of domestic violence, all that is needed to place you under arrest is a witness statement and evidence of injury. The arresting authorities must file a report and inform you that you are placed under a temporary restraining order until a court proceeding. This restraining order is a legally binding document that requires you to abide by all rules and regulations, including staying away from your spouse or significant other/housemate and may force you to keep away from property and family.

After your arrest and restraining order, you will be schedule for a domestic violence hearing. These hearings vary slightly from a criminal case, but you may still be convicted and receive serious penalties. You may be forced to permanently stay away from property such as your home or rental homes, be forced to maintain a strict schedule of visitation with minor children and could possibly spend time in jail and be forced to pay steep fines. Also, it is important to note that most cases of domestic violence if you are charged you will be required to complete a mandatory anger management course. If you have been arrested and fear that you will be convicted of this crime, you need to contact our firm immediately.

Defenses for Domestic Violence in Hackensack, NJ

There are many defenses for domestic violence charges and by working with our team, you may be able to obtain a favorable outcome for case. At the Law Offices of Benjamin G. Kelsen, Esq. LLC, we will begin by thoroughly investigating your case and determining if your rights were violated in any manner during the initial arrest or criminal investigation. Strong defenses from domestic violence include innocence and self-defense and our team will help determine which the best legal route to pursue is. If you have been arrested and have questions or concerns regarding your future, do not hesitate to contact our firm today and schedule a case evaluation as soon as possible.

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