If you have been arrested on domestic violence charges in New Jersey, it is important that you speak with a Bergen County domestic violence attorney as soon as possible.
If you have been charged with a domestic violence crime in Bergen County, you could lose the right to live in your home and spend time with your children – and this could happen before you have the chance to defend yourself at trial. The New Jersey judicial system takes all allegations of domestic violence extremely seriously, and, regardless of the truth of the allegations against you, you need to defend yourself in order to avoid life-changing consequences. Your best defense will come from the best lawyer. That’s why you need to hire a Bergen county domestic violence attorney from the Gorman Law Firm.
Experienced Legal Representation for Domestic Violence Cases
Scott Gorman is an experienced Bergen County domestic violence attorney who represents clients charged with such crimes. New Jersey’s Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PDVA) defines domestic violence as the commission of certain crimes against children, spouses, former spouses, parents of shared children, boyfriends, girlfriends, and other household members. Some of the most-common allegations in domestic violence cases include:
- Criminal restraint
- Criminal sexual contact
- Criminal trespass
- False imprisonment
- Sexual assault
In addition to fines and jail time, allegations of domestic violence in Bergen County can also result in the issuance of a domestic violence restraining order. Violating a restraining order constitutes a separate prosecutable offense which carries penalties of up to 18 months in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Do You Need to Fight False Allegations of Domestic Violence?
Many domestic violence cases involve false allegations. Not only are the allegations inaccurate, but they are fabricated specifically in an attempt to cause harm to the alleged attacker. Sadly, these efforts are often successful due to the swift handling of domestic violence cases in Bergen County. If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, defense attorney Scott Gorman can fight to prove your innocence and protect you against an unjust conviction.
Let Bergen County Domestic Violence Attorney Scott Gorman Fight for Your Future
With more than a decade of experience handling criminal cases in Bergen County, Scott Gorman understands what it takes to successfully fight allegations (both true and false) of domestic violence. During your free initial consultation, Scott will sit down with you to understand your situation and determine what defenses you have available. Some of the potential defenses in domestic violence cases involving include:
- Asserting constitutional violations (i.e. an unlawful search or seizure)
- Establishing an alibi
- Evidence of false allegations
- Lack of evidence of domestic violence
- Self-defense or defense of a child
No matter what happened, you deserve the ability to defend yourself. To make sure you have a say in the outcome of your Bergen County domestic violence case, contact The Gorman Law Firm today.
Schedule a Free Initial Consultation at The Gorman Law Firm
To speak with Bergen County domestic violence attorney Scott Gorman about your case, call us at 201-489-9199 or request a free initial consultation online. We will arrange for you to meet with Scott in confidence as soon as possible at our Hackensack office.