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Category: Domestic Violence

Statistics of Domestic Violence in the US

As broadly defined by the New Jersey State Police’s outline, domestic violence is “a pattern of physical, emotional, verbal, and sexual abuse, which includes, but is not limited to, threats, intimidation, isolation, and/or financial control.” To better understand the issue of domestic abuse, it is useful to look at the data. In this article, our...

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Restraining Orders in a Domestic Violence Case

When domestic violence accusations are made against someone, the alleged victim may seek a restraining order against the alleged perpetrator. In New Jersey, a court can enter a temporary restraining order with relatively little evidence. In this article, our New Jersey domestic violence defense lawyer discusses the key things to know about restraining orders in...

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What to Do When Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence

Millions of people are abused by their partner or spouse all over the world. As such, domestic violence is considered a grave charge. It could have damaging repercussions on a defendant’s civil rights and future criminal record. Unfortunately, many men and women are falsely accused of domestic violence each year. This disingenuity could be done...

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Domestic Violence during the Covid Crisis

Residents of New Jersey, like people across the country, face an unprecedented and historic crisis as we shelter in place to protect ourselves from the COVID-19 pandemic. As we self-isolate and observe the rigors of social distancing, there are increased pressures on couples, spouses, partners, and people who live together because of the crisis. Such...

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