Domestic Violence Charges
In New Jersey, all crimes are taken very seriously, but the penalties associated with domestic violence are especially severe. Police are required to arrest a suspect if the accuser shows any sign of injury, and in some cases, may still arrest the accused with no visible sign of injury. As a suspect in a domestic violence case, it is important that you NOT make any statement to the police until after consulting with an experienced defense attorney. Mark A. Schneider has over 25 years of defense experience and can help you avoid the stigma often associated with a criminal charge or a Final Restraining Order (FRO).
Domestic violence charges are often brought in connection with other crimes such as harassment, assault and stalking. Along with the criminal record, fines and possible jail you may face with a criminal charge, a domestic violence accusation may also result in the issuance of a restraining order. A restraining order may require you to:
- Leave your home
- Refrain from all contact or communication with your accuser and your children
- Make mortgage/rent payments and pay support, even though you are not permitted to enter your residence
- Lose your license to teach, become a nurse, to be around children and the elderly as well as your hunting/fishing license
If you have been arrested or charged with any type of domestic violence, remember you have the right to remain silent. Do not speak with the police or your accuser until you have spoken with an experienced defense attorney as anything you say can be used against you in the future. Call attorney Mark A. Schneider immediately to request a free consultation and defend your rights and freedom. Mark can also help protect your rights if you have violated a protective order. Call 609-242-9337 today for more information.