Hudson County NJ Domestic Violence Attorney

The Hudson County NJ domestic violence attorneys at the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall have the experience and knowledge to defend their clients rights.  A defendant convicted of a domestic violence offense in New Jersey will face potential jail time, a criminal record and high fines as well. Some of the most common domestic violence offenses Hudson County residents find themselves dealing with include simple assault, terroristic threats, stalking, harassment and criminal mischief. In addition, a defendant convicted of domestic violence in Hudson County NJ may also be forced to deal with serious collateral consequences, which include but are not limited too: removal from your home, forfeiting your firearms, barred from contacting your children and the victim. These collateral consequences can be mandated as a condition of bail or as a result of either a temporary or final restraining order be entered.

Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer in Jersey City NJ

The team of domestic violence lawyers at Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall have over 100 years of combined experience on staff, including over twenty-five years of combined prosecuting experience.  Our office has been representing individuals charged with domestic violence in Jersey City NJ for over fifteen years. If you have any questions regarding your pending domestic violence charges or the issuance of a temporary or final restraining order please contact our Jersey City Office directly at  (201) 309-1800. Our defense team is ready to fight to protect your interests.

Hudson County Domestic Violence Offenses:

    1. Final Restraining Order
    2. Temporary Restraining Order
    3. Assault
    4. Terroristic Threats
    5. Stalking
    6. Violation of a Restraining Order

Where will my domestic violence case be heard in Hudson County NJ:

A defendant charged with a domestic violence offense in Hudson County New Jersey may have to make several appearances in different courtrooms.  The underline criminal charge associated with any act of domestic violence will be heard in front of a criminal Judge in either the Hudson County Superior Court, Criminal Division or in the local municipal court in the municipality where the incident occurred, like Kearny, North Bergen, Secaucus, Weehawkin, Union City, West New York, Hoboken or Jersey City.  Conversely, if a temporary restraining order is issued and a final restraining order hearing is necessary, then this matter will be heard in the Hudson County Superior Court, Family Division.  One key distinction between a final restraining order and a domestic violence offense in Hudson County NJ is that a restraining orders are civil in nature and cannot result in a criminal record. Since a final restraining order hearing is civil in nature, the evidentiary standard of proof is by a preponderance of the evidence instead of the traditional beyond a reasonable doubt, which the criminal system uses. This standard is much less and can make defending a FRO hearing much more difficult if your not an experienced Hudson County restraining order defense lawyer.  The team of defense attorneys at the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall have extensive experience handling both domestic violence charges and restraining orders.

Jersey City NJ Restraining Order Defense Attorneys

Our team of eight domestic violence defense lawyers at the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall includes former prosecutors who possess the first hand knowledge of how the prosecution may try and convict you. If you or a loved one is facing domestic violence charges in Hudson County, New Jersey, we can help. Please contact our Jersey City office at  (201) 309-1800 for a free initial consultation with any one of our eight defense attorneys on staff.