New Jersey Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders Attorney
Domestic violence convictions can have serious consequences.
Domestic violence charges (involving family members in New Jersey): alleged battered women, physical child abuse, spousal abuse, domestic battery or assault charges, are serious and can have a long-lasting, life-altering impact on you and your family upon conviction, including loss of your rights to see your children, fines, and a jail sentence.
In New Jersey, nothing beats the experience of a qualified domestic violence attorney who can effectively assert your rights to minimize the consequences of a domestic violence allegation. William D. Ware, Esq., is a former prosecutor and Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney with extensive experience in handling criminal domestic violence cases and Restraining Order Hearings. Mr. Ware has handled and gone to trial on many domestic violence cases and restraining order violation cases as a result of alleged acts of domestic violence.
Mr. Ware is a qualified and highly experienced New Jersey domestic violence attorney who will work to prevent the entry of restraining orders and can defend you if you have violated a restraining order. In some cases he has had restraining orders dismissed after a hearing or trial.
Domestic Violence in New Jersey – Defined in the New Jersey Criminal Code
Domestic violence in New Jersey is a criminal act involving physical, sexual or psychological abuse committed against a spouse, former spouse, present or former household member, co-parent, boyfriend, girlfriend, ex-boyfriend, or ex-girlfriend. The “acts” constituting domestic violence are enumerated in the 1991 “Prevention of Domestic Violence Act.”
Once an act of domestic violence, whether it is considered assault charges, domestic battery, or child abuse, or even violation of a restraining order or order of protection, is reported to the police, the accused faces immediate arrest and removal from his or her residence and may be temporarily restrained from returning to his or her residence without a hearing.
Spousal Abuse, Domestic Battery, Physical Child Abuse, Assault Charges – An Experienced Criminal Lawyer Has Handled Them All
Anyone who may be convicted of crimes involving domestic violence face a variety of legal penalties that may include state prison time, county jail time, fines, community service, probation, court ordered counseling, and restraining orders.
If you are facing charges of domestic abuse or domestic violence, protect your future and that of your family members by contacting William D. Ware, Esq., as soon as possible to ensure you receive the fairest and toughest defense you can get.
Mr. Ware is experienced in cases involving:
- Armed Robbery and Robbery
- Domestic violence
- Spousal abuse
- Murder/violent crimes
- Weapons forfeiture proceedings
- Restraining order defense and violation of restraining orders
Domestic Violence Penalties
Once an act of domestic violence is reported to the police in New Jersey, the accused faces immediate arrest and removal from his or her residence and may be temporarily restrained from returning to their residence without a hearing. People who are convicted of crimes involving domestic violence face a variety of legal penalties that may include state prison time, county jail time, fines, community service, probation, court ordered counseling, and restraining orders.
Anyone can get a restraining order in New Jersey. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights in a domestic dispute.
Consequences of a domestic violence charge may include:
A restraining order can affect your right to see your family, including your children
A restraining order that restricts you from entering your home
An effect on custody and other rights in a divorce proceeding
Weapons forfeiture and an inability to own or use a gun (this can severely limit the rights and opportunities for police officers, security guards, or hunters)
Contact a domestic violence attorney at the Law Offices of William D. Ware, Esq., for a free consultation with an experienced criminal jury and trial lawyer in Morris County, New Jersey. Mr. Ware offers aggressive advocacy focused on obtaining positive results in your case.