NJ Restraining Order Defense Lawyers
Bergen County Restraining Order Defense with offices in Hackensack, NJ
The Tormey Law Firm LLC recently represented a client who had a TRO (“Temporary Restraining Order”) issued against him by a woman he had been dating. The alleged victim asserted that our client had struck her repeatedly, unlawfully imprisoned her in his home, and criminally restrained her over a period of approximately ten hours. As a result, the alleged victim claimed that she was in fear for her safety from our client and needed a permanent restraining order (known as a “Final Restraining Order” or “FRO”) for her protection as permitted by the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act. The case was heard at the Bergen County Superior Court located in Hackensack, New Jersey.
Following a five-day trial that included testimony of five witnesses and dozens of exhibits entered into evidence, attorney Christopher Perry was able to successfully defend our client from the false allegations made against him. Over the course of the trial, Mr. Perry introduced evidence showing numerous occasions where the victim had previously threatened our client. Mr. Perry effectively argued that the events alleged by the victim did not actually occur the way she described. The Judge agreed, finding that the victim did not need a restraining order to protect her safety/well being. This was a great outcome for our client and another win for the Tormey Law Firm.
A Final Restraining Order can have serious repercussions for the person against whom it is filed. Restraining orders can come up when an employer or potential landlord runs a background check, they prohibit a person from owning weapons or obtaining them in the future, and may have other consequences beyond simply preventing any contact with the protected person. It is absolutely imperative that a person facing a restraining order contact a lawyer that understands how to effectively fight these types of cases.