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:
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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.
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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.
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