Ready To Protect Your Rights In A Domestic Violence Case

A criminal conviction for domestic violence or abuse (see N.J.S.A. 2C:25-1, et.seq.) could result in fines or jail time. A restraining order could result in the loss of your rights to see your children or enter your home. James M. Porfido, Attorney at Law, has extensive experience and can effectively assert your rights in defense against domestic violence charges.

You should also know that if a civil order of protection is granted you are registered in a New Jersey State data bank of domestic violence offenders and must submit to fingerprinting, and could forfeit your right to own a gun.

It is critical to act quickly to protect your rights in a domestic violence case. You could face a restraining order and criminal conviction, resulting in a criminal record, fines or jail time. Contact a Morristown domestic violence lawyer at our firm to begin an immediate investigation.

A Prompt Response Is Important

Our founder has more than 20 years of experience in criminal law and is a certified trial lawyer by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. He is very familiar with domestic violence statute 2C:25-1, et.seq., and has proven success in challenging the assertions the prosecution makes to apply it.

We have extensive experience representing both parties in domestic violence and domestic abuse cases. We use this experience to build strong defenses in domestic violence cases involving:

Restraining Order Protection

A large part of our practice in domestic violence cases involves protection against restraining orders. For a restraining order to be issued, you must have committed one of 12 enumerated offenses, including assault, harassment, burglary or trespass. We will challenge the underlying criminal charges to prevent issuance of a restraining order against you.

Timing is crucial in a domestic violence dispute. There is a short time period — eight to 10 days — between the issuance of a temporary restraining order (TRO) and the issuance of a final restraining order. We will take immediate action to defend against restraining orders and protect your rights.

Let Us Review The Facts Of Your Case

In addition to defending against charges of domestic abuse, Mr. Porfido occasionally helps victims seek a restraining order. He has extensive experience in victims' rights, having participated in the New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women's pro bono Legal Advocacy Program.

Mr. Porfido is also a trustee (since 1997) for a nonprofit organization the New Jersey Crime Victim Law Center. This organization was created by Mr. Richard Pompelio in memory of his son Anthony, who was a victim of a homicide. The organization zealously advocates for the rights of crime victims and the protection they are afforded under the New Jersey constitution established by the crime victims amendment in 1991.

Contact James M. Porfido, Attorney at Law, to arrange an initial consultation with an experienced Morristown, New Jersey, criminal defense lawyer and Certified Criminal Trial Attorney as Certified by the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey, since 1995.

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