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Domestic Violence Attorney in Morristown

Protecting Your Reputation & Parental Rights

Have you been charged with domestic violence in Morristown? These charges are taken very seriously by law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, and juries. A conviction could have devastating consequences. However, domestic violence charges can often be charged due to a misunderstandings or mistaken identity, among other situations. At The Law Offices of Joseph S. Scura, we can help you understand the charges against you as well as the legal options you may have available.

To speak with us about your case, reach out to us at (973) 832-0841.

Is Domestic Violence a Felony in NJ?

Domestic violence can be a felony in New Jersey depending on a perpetrator’s prior offenses, especially if they include domestic violence. Domestic violence can also be referred to as a “disorderly persons charge.” For simple assault, they are usually charged as a misdemeanor domestic violence. If it is the second time a perpetrator was charged with a domestic violence charge, it can be upgraded to a felony. A simple assault can also be elevated to an aggravated assault charge if it resulted in serious injury or if the assault was committed with a deadly weapon. Felonies are graded as first, second, third, or fourth-degree crimes based on their severity.

What Do Domestic Violence Charges Entail?

Domestic violence charges are most often brought on romantic partners, spouses, and ex-spouses. However, these offenses are not limited to romantic relationships and can include family members or roommates. Any type of action which is physically violent or puts the other person in fear for their life may be considered an act of domestic violence.

Domestic violence can include many types of charges, including:

​​​Depending on the nature of the alleged incident(s), the consequences of a domestic violence conviction may include:

  • Time in jail or prison
  • Large fines
  • Restitution
  • Permanent criminal record

One of the most serious outcomes of a domestic violence conviction may be a permanent restraining order which keeps you out of your home and away from your children. As such, it is imperative that you hire a criminal defense firm that cares about you and the outcome of your case.

Contact Our Domestic Violence Lawyer

If you have been arrested or are facing charges for domestic violence, turn to The Law Offices of Joseph S. Scura for help fighting your charges. With nearly 10 years of working knowledge in the legal field, we have the resources and understanding to help protect your rights and safeguard your future. We do not give up on our clients. Our Morristown violent crime attorney is here to give you the chance to tell your side of the story.

To get started, call our domestic violence attorney at (973) 832-0841 for a consultation.

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