Serious, Experienced South Jersey Domestic Violence Attorneys
The New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act is intended to provide victims of domestic violence the maximum protection from abuse that the law can provide.
Who Is Protected Under The Law?
An abuse victim can include any family member over 18 years old, an emancipated minor, a person who has a child with or is pregnant by the abuser, or a person dating the abuser.
Domestic violence covers a wide range of abusive behavior, including:
- Terroristic threats
- Criminal restraint
- False imprisonment
- Sexual assault and battery
- Criminal sexual contact and lewdness
- Criminal mischief
- Burglary and criminal trespass
- Harassment and stalking
Reports Of Domestic Violence And Effects
If a law enforcement officer responding to an incident of domestic violence in Burlington County finds probable cause to believe that an incident of domestic violence has occurred, the officer must arrest the abuser.
There are 16 different types of relief – called orders of protection or restraining orders – that the court may impose upon the defendant. A violation of any of these protection orders is considered contempt. Any person convicted of multiple contempt offenses will serve a minimum of 30 days in jail.
Your Domestic Violence Attorneys
If you are a victim of domestic violence, Musulin Law Firm, LLC, can help you get immediate protection under the law. Lead by attorney Christopher Rade Musulin, Esquire, we have handled a wide range of family law matters, including those involving domestic violence and related issues.
Located in Mount Holly directly across from the courthouse, we serve clients throughout South Jersey.