Domestic Violence Laws

NJ Domestic Violence Law Firm

Domestic Violence in Morris County, New Jersey is an unfortunate reality. Whether you have been served with a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), have to appear for a hearing on a Final Restraining Order (FRO) or have been charged with a domestic violence related offense or you are a victim of Domestic Violence and need guidance through the legal system, the Law Office of Chiarolanza, DeAngelis, and DiGiacomo may be able to help you.

Our highly skilled attorneys handle all aspects of Domestic Violence matters in New Jersey including the most common cases such as:

  • Domestic Abuse
  • Family Violence
  • Child Abuse
  • Restraining Orders (Temporary or /Final)
  • Violations of Restraining Orders
  • Seizure of Weapons

Domestic violence acts can also include many other crimes directed at a person protected under the Prevention of Domestic Violence act of 1991. Statutes for each of the offenses listed under the Domestic violence law are as follows:

Homicide:  N.J.S.A. 2C:11-1

Assault N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1

False imprisonment N.J.S.A 2C:13-3

Criminal Trespass N.J.S.A. 2C:18-3

Harassment N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4

Stalking N.J.S.A. 2C:12-10

Sexual Assault N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2

Criminal sexual contact. N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3

Lewdness N.J.S.A. 2C:14-4

Criminal Mischief. N.J.S.A. 2C:17-3

Burglary N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2

Terrorist threats N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3

Kidnapping N.J.S.A 2C:13-1

Criminal restraint N.J.S.A. 2C:12-2


If you have been accused of an act of domestic violence, it is important to remember that once you have been arrested, it will remain on your record no matter whether or not the charges are dropped. Once the matter has been resolved and at least 5 years have passed, only then will you be eligible to have your record expunged. Having a record can make it more difficult to get certain jobs, loans or other opportunities, so this charge should not be taken lightly.

It is important to act quickly and protect your rights if faced with a domestic violence related offense. The Law Office of Chiarolanza, DeAngelis and DiGiacomo offer free consultations at our office and can arrange for a consultation at the Morris County Jail if you have been held on a Domestic Violence related offense.

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