Allegations of domestic violence are treated seriously by authorities in New Jersey. The law in the state provides numerous protections for a person who has been a victim of domestic violence, including allowing a domestic violence victim to seek court orders providing them with legal protections against the perpetrator of domestic violence. In addition, someone who commits acts of domestic violence may be subject to criminal charges based on that underlying conduct, or for violating protection orders issued by the court. If you’ve been accused of or arrested for domestic violence, your reputation, freedom, and future are at stake. You need an experienced Paterson domestic violence lawyer who will work tirelessly to ensure that your rights and interests are protected and advocated for throughout the process.
Camili & Capo, PA can help you defend yourself against a domestic violence complaint or domestic violence criminal charges. As a former prosecutor with years of experience, including serving as a trial division supervisor in the Passaic County Prosecutor’s office, Krenar Camili, Esq. and his law partner Joseph Capo, Esq. know the law inside and out. They also have the confidence and skill to advocate your case in court or to a jury if necessary, having taken some of the most complex and high-stakes cases to a verdict. You can rest assured that Krenar Camili, Esq. and Joseph Capo, Esq. are prepared to fight for your rights all the way through a hearing or trial.
Contact Camili & Capo, PA for a free, no-obligation case evaluation to talk to a criminal defense attorney about the details of your domestic violence matter and to learn more about your rights and options for defending yourself against allegations of domestic violence.
A court can find that a person has been the victim of domestic violence when they have been subject to a predicate act of domestic violence. New Jersey’s Prevention of Domestic Violence Act lists the criminal offenses that constitute predicate acts of domestic violence. They include:
In addition to the enumerated criminal offenses, the PDVA also defines a predicate act of domestic violence as any other crime involving the risk of serious injury or death committed upon a person protected under the domestic violence statute.
If you’ve been accused of domestic violence, you need to understand your rights and obligations under New Jersey law. Failing to take appropriate action may lead to you losing certain important rights or even potentially facing criminal liability. Let a dedicated Paterson domestic violence lawyer from Camili & Capo, PA help you protect your reputation and future from allegations of domestic violence by:
When you’re facing domestic violence accusations or charges, you need someone looking out for your rights and interests. Camili & Capo, PA can provide you with the knowledgeable and aggressive legal representation you deserve.
Being accused of domestic violence is a serious matter, as it can lead to the imposition of significant restrictions on your life or even to being charged with a crime. You need knowledgeable legal representation from a trusted Paterson domestic violence lawyer to understand the consequences you may be facing and what you can do to protect your rights and interests. Contact Camili & Capo, PA today for a free initial case review to discuss how Krenar Camili, Esq. and Joseph Capo, Esq. may be able to help you if you are facing a domestic violence complaint or domestic violence charges.
Under New Jersey’s Domestic Violence Act, a domestic violence complaint may be filed by individuals who have one of several qualifying relationships with an alleged abuser, including a spouse, a former spouse, a present or former household member (regardless of whether or not they are family members), any person with whom they have a child in common or with whom they anticipate having a child due to pregnancy, or any person with whom they have had a dating relationship.
Potentially yes. If police are called to a report of domestic violence and they observe signs of physical injury on a suspected victim, they will almost certainly arrest the suspected abuser on the spot. Police may also choose to arrest a suspected abuser at the scene if they have probable cause to believe the abuser has committed a criminal offense. However, if an alleged domestic violence victim files a domestic violence complaint in court after the fact, it may not necessarily result in the alleged abuser’s arrest, since the purpose of a domestic violence complaint filed by an alleged victim is to obtain a restraining order against the alleged abuser, not to press criminal charges
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