Common Defenses in Domestic Violence Cases

March 17, 2023

Domestic violence is a serious crime that can lead to significant legal consequences. In New Jersey, domestic violence is defined as any act of violence or a threatened act of violence against a person who is currently or was in a romantic relationship with the defendant, or against a family or household member. Domestic violence charges can lead to jail…

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Consequences of a Domestic Violence Charge in New Jersey

April 16, 2022

Domestic violence charges can have both short and long-term consequences. The details of the charges determine whether domestic violence is considered a misdemeanor or a felony in New Jersey. What is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence is violence that occurs between domestic partners. This may include spouses or immediate family members. It may also include friends, roommates, or ex-spouses. Domestic violence…

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What to Expect at a Domestic Violence Detention Hearing

March 22, 2022

Domestic violence cases now require a detention hearing in New Jersey. Learning what a detention hearing is and what to expect during one can help you prepare for your case. What is a Detention Hearing? New Jersey recently enacted the Criminal Justice Reform, which is sometimes referred to as Bail Reform. This program removes the traditional bail system that requires…

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How to Get Help for Domestic Violence Over the Holiday Weekend

December 20, 2021

Domestic violence doesn’t take the holidays off. In fact, it can leave victims of domestic violence feeling helpless with nowhere to turn. The holidays often include alcoholic celebrations, which can also make domestic violence concerns more common. Many agencies may close for the holidays, leaving some to feel like they’re left to deal with the situation alone. Here are a…

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Is There an Increase in Domestic Violence During the Holidays?

November 23, 2021

The holidays can be a nice break from your routine. You may get more time off from work and the thought of holiday parties can give you something to look forward to. The holiday season can also be stressful for some. The added stress can also put a strain on some relationships and domestic violence doesn’t take a break during…

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The New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act Explained

October 3, 2021

New Jersey has a law that protects victims of domestic violence, which is referred to as the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PDVA). Whether you’re the victim of domestic violence or know someone who is, it’s important to know what this act means and how it may better protect you and your loved ones. What is the New Jersey Prevention…

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When Harassment is Considered Domestic Violence

May 5, 2021

Harassment draws a fine line between inappropriate behavior and domestic violence charges.  Disagreements and threats between partners can result in the police being called and someone being taken to jail. Even long after the fight is over, one partner can be left with criminal charges or a restraining order. Continue reading to learn more about the differences between harassment and…

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New Jersey Order of Protection from Abuse

May 20, 2020

If you need to get a New Jersey order of protection from abuse, then you should work with Burlington County, South Jersey domestic violence attorney John B. Brennan, from The Law Office of John B. Brennan. He is a South Jersey attorney who fights for victims of domestic violence and he believes victims of domestic violence should have an attorney…

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One in Four Domestic Violence Victims Won’t Call Police

March 20, 2020

According to a recent survey, one in four female victims of domestic violence would not contact the police regarding their problem. The survey represents answers from 637 women who have experienced abuse by a partner. The average age of participants was 30 years old, and 56% were white.  Hispanics comprised 15% of the survey respondents, and African Americans represented 11%.…

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