Law enforcement authorities and prosecutors take domestic violence cases seriously. One of the difficulties that defendants have is the inherent bias that law enforcement officials have against the alleged abuser. This can make it frustrating for defendants, especially if only one side has been presented to law enforcement officers.
Whether you are being falsely accused or you feel that your situation was a misunderstanding, our Passaic County domestic violence lawyer can help. Don't try to explain your side to authorities - contact us first. We can get to the bottom of the claims against you, including interviewing witnesses, scrutinizing the basis of the arrest, and more.
A police officer can only take into custody a domestic violence suspect if:
We're ready to talk about your case during a free evaluation.
Domestic violence can be charged against a spouse or ex-spouse, roommate or ex-roommate, girlfriend or boyfriend, people who share a child together, etc. The mere accusation of domestic violence can damage relationships and reputations for years, even if the accusation turns out to be false.
Criminal penalties for domestic violence include jail time, fines, a permanent criminal record, and possible mandatory counseling or anger management, impediment to possessing firearms ID cards or adoption of children. To avoid the maximum penalties allowed by the law, don't hesitate to contact our firm today to meet with an attorney for a free case consultation.
See what clients have said about working with us.
As a former prosecutor, Terence M. Scott understands how prosecutors approach domestic violence cases and ways to get these charges reduced or dropped altogether. If necessary, our Passaic County criminal defense attorney can even fight for an acquittal in court. Learn more about your potential options and defenses today.
Call our office at (973) 828-0711 to get started.
“I trust him for all my legal matters.”
“Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered.”
“You are the BEST EVER!”
“I just wanted to personally thank you for really being someone I can count on.”
“Without a question, you would be my first choice for legal counsel should I need such services again.”
“I really appreciate the way he explain things to me and I'm totally happy with his job.”
“I am forever grateful not just for having obtained the expungement but of having had the wisdom to have chosen you to handle it.”
“You truly saved my life.”
“I recommend his services to anyone in need of an excellent criminal defense attorney.”