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Appealing a temporary restraining order

Appealing a temporary restraining order

In New Jersey, you have the option of appealing a temporary restraining order.  This is a rare move but with the right attorney and the right argument, it can a smart tactic to help your case.  The most common reason why someone files an appeal of a temporary restraining order is to remove or relax some of the restrictions contained in the TRO.  For example, the TRO may bar the defendant from going back to his/her own house.  If the victim doesn’t even live at that house anymore, the defendant can file an appeal to get back in the house.  Another example is where the defendant’s parenting time is impacted.  An appeal can get the defendant right back in court to adjust or otherwise remove these restrictions.

If you are looking to appeal a temporary restraining order for any reason, call our New Jersey domestic violence attorneys today at 732-773-2768.  We are available 24/7/365

Average retainer:  $1,500

Prosecuting a restraining order

Prosecuting a restraining order in New Jersey

Our Domestic Violence lawyers can help you if you have a temporary restraining order on someone and you are looking to make it final.  Domestic Violence is a complicated area of law as it combines elements of criminal defense and family law.  Thus, if you hire a lawyer that only handles criminal defense or only hires family law, he or she may not be able to fully assist you in prosecuting your restraining order.  Our tough, smart lawyers are experienced in both criminal defense and family law.  As a result, we can handle all aspects of your domestic violence case.

In some cases, you may just want a final restraining order to be left alone.  In other cases, you may want something else.  Support, exclusive use of the house, custody of the children, etc.  While restraining orders shouldn’t be signed to obtain a bargaining child in a divorce, family law or criminal case, the fact is that there are trade offs that can be negotiated in certain cases.  Please note that we will never force you to settle but we would not be doing our job if we just went straight forward into a restraining order hearing without exploring all possibilities.  There are many ways to help you obtain the protection you want while also getting you the support and other rights that you deserve without extensive litigation.

In short, you have options and we will help you explore all of them. We will go through the pros and cons, the costs and the risks.  In the end, you will make the final decision.  Call us at 732-773-2768 to discuss.

Average retainer:  $1500

Loitering for the purpose of engaging in prostitution and soliciting prostitution charges in Wall Township for 15 men

Fifteen men were charged with with loitering for the purpose of engaging in prostitution and soliciting prostitution.  This came after the State Police assisted members of the Wall police department with an undercover operation at a local motel during the first week of April.  The ment arrested ranged in age between the ages of 20 to 61 and reside in Wall, Berkeley, Eatontown, Asbury Park, Middletown, Lakewood, Neptune, Toms River, Hazlet, Piscataway, Stafford and Howell.


If you have been charged with loitering for the purpose of engaging in prostitution and soliciting prostitution in Wall Township or any other town in New Jersey, call us today at 732-773-2768 to discuss.

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CJP Court in Hudson County

If you have been arrested for a crime in Hudson County, one of your first court notices may be for CJP Court.  In Hudson County, all indictable offenses are initially heard in Central Judicial Processing Court ( or CJP Court). While the court is is located in the Administration Building, 595 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, there is a separate entrance. At CJP,  the County Prosecutor will determine if the indictable offense will be heard in the Superior Court, or if the matter will be downgraded to a disorderly persons offense and returned to the municipal court for disposition.  They may also offer the first (and sometimes best) plea offer.  Otherwise, bail may also be addressed if the defendant is in jail.

Since the plea offer at CJP court may be the best plea offer, it is important for you to have the right Hudson County Criminal Defense Lawyer there to fight for you to either get the case dismissed, get the felony charges dismissed or to get you out of jail.  Call us anytime to discuss.

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