Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Lawyers Defend Clients in New Jersey

Domestic Violence is a difficult time…

If you are involved in a relationship involving abuse, whether emotional or physical,it is a very difficult situation. You are confronted with going forward and standing up for yourself,, yet you may be afraid. Fiing for a restraining order is your first alternative. It not only can protect you, you are able to seek other forms of relief inclusive of support, exclusive use of the home, psychiatric review of the abused and protection of your children. Ms,Cerruti has represented may victims with compassion and kindness. She will help you navigate your circumstances and be at your side through the process. It could be the best move you make to finally stand up and empower yourself. Ms. Cerruti will be your advocate through the process.Dedicated counselors assist with all types of domestic violence cases

In New Jersey, domestic violence is defined as any act or threatened act of violence upon someone with whom the accused has had an intimate relationship. This means individuals do not have to be married in order to be charged with domestic violence – parents, step-parents, roommates, partners or anyone residing in the same household can be accused of domestic violence crimes. The following acts are considered domestic violence in New Jersey:

  • Actual or threatened physical harm
  • Sexual assault
  • Rape
  • Sexual battery
  • Statutory rape
  • Stalking
  • Criminal harassment, such as threatening letters or phone calls
  • Kidnapping
  • Pushing, hitting, slapping, choking, kicking or biting

Experienced lawyers fighting to preserve your rights

Clients charged with domestic violence face serious consequences:

  • Prison sentence
  • Permanent restraining order
  • Inability to return to your house
  • Inability to see your children
  • Difficulty finding or keeping a job
  • Difficulty finding or keeping an apartment
  • Mandatory enrollment in a domestic violence treatment program
  • If an immigrant, loss of immigrant privileges
  • Inability to possess firearms

At Pamela M. Cerruti, Counsellor at Law, we can guide you through the necessary steps to protect yourself and keep the situation from getting worse. Get a strong Montclair domestic abuse attorney on your side

Whether you allowed your emotions to take over and have made threats or attempts to physically harm another person, or a bystander to your argument called the police unnecessarily, you may be accused of domestic violence. New Jersey law requires police to, at times, make an arrest when they are called to any domestic disturbance. Fighting these charges also involves fighting an automatic negative bias against you, and it is vital to retain a skilled, experienced and diligent family law attorney to defend you. At Pamela M. Cerruti, Counsellor at Law, our attorneys have experience handling domestic violence and domestic abuse cases, which has equipped us with the skills to provide the reliable legal representation you need. From start to finish, we examine the circumstances of your arrest, talk to witnesses and build an effective defense that may help you secure the optimal result possible against your domestic violence charge.

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Adoption has the potential to bring your family great joy, but only if you overcome legal impediments. At Pamela M. Cerruti, Counsellor at Law in Montclair, New Jersey, I provide dependable legal services for adoptions in New Jersey. Call 973-746-5590 or contact my office online to schedule a consultation.