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Middlesex County Domestic Violence Attorney

Don’t let a domestic violence charge rob you of your freedom and financial well being. Contact a Middlesex County domestic violence attorney.

Prison isn’t the only possible negative outcome of a domestic violence conviction in New Jersey. You might also lose your job, lose custody of your children, and have a permanent mark on your criminal record.

All of these outcomes can significantly impact your life, so you need to do everything you can to make sure the domestic violence charge against you doesn’t turn into a conviction. A Middlesex County domestic violence lawyer at Clark, Clark & Noonan, LLC will give you the best possible defense.

Penalties for Domestic Violence in New Jersey

New Jersey defines domestic violence with a wide range of offenses. If you commit any of these offenses against a member of your household, you can be charged with domestic violence.

The possible crimes that can be prosecuted as domestic violence include homicide, assault, terroristic threats, kidnapping, criminal restraint, false imprisonment, sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, lewdness, criminal mischief, burglary, criminal trespass, harassment, and stalking.

All of these offenses have varying penalties based on their severity, your criminal history, and the circumstances of the incident in question. Regardless of the alleged underlying crime on which your domestic violence charge is based, you may face varying degrees of the following penalties:

  • Fines and court fees
  • Jail time, which can range from days to years
  • Mandatory anger management courses
  • Restitution to the victim
  • Loss of child custody
  • Inability to legally possess a firearm

Domestic Violence Defense Strategies

Your Middlesex County domestic violence attorney will gather evidence to support whichever defense strategy is most likely to prove your innocence or minimize your guilt.

The following defense strategies are commonly used for domestic assault cases:

  • False Charges – Sometimes, the other party has made false allegations of domestic violence against you. To use this defense, your attorney will have to present evidence that is contrary to the charges against you.
  • Self-Defense – If you were defending yourself from harm when you committed the action that is now being called domestic violence, the self-defense strategy may be applicable to your case.
  • Wrong Person – It’s possible you are being accused of someone else’s crimes. If your Middlesex County domestic abuse lawyer can present evidence that proves this, your charges may be dismissed.
  • No Proof – This defense strategy involves poking holes in the other party’s story to show that there is reason to doubt the allegations.

The Pitfalls of Self-Representation

Choosing to represent yourself in court is not likely to end well. Chances are you don’t have the legal qualifications, knowledge, and experience of a lawyer, but you’ll be up against a seasoned prosecutor who will know how to make you look guilty.

Because domestic violence charges can result in such severe punishments, you won’t want to weaken your defense by opting not to have a lawyer. A Middlesex domestic violence defense lawyer will give you the best chance possible of having your charges dropped.

Call a Middlesex County Domestic Abuse Lawyer

If you’ve been charged with domestic violence, don’t panic. Instead, reach out to Clark, Clark & Noonan, LLC for help.

We’ll build you a bulletproof defense and fight aggressively for you to receive the the lightest sentence possible.

Give us a call at 732-303-7857 or fill out the online contact form below to speak with a Middlesex County domestic violence lawyer.

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