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Domestic Violence

New Jersey Domestic Violence Defense

Domestic violence charges are serious matters. A domestic violence conviction in New Jersey carries with it significant legal as well as personal ramifications. In as little as 10 days you may lose access to your home and family. Your reputation in the community may be damaged. You may have difficulty finding a job.

New Jersey criminal defense attorney Tara Breslow has helped numerous individuals throughout New Jersey, including Monmouth County, Ocean County, Middlesex County and Union County New Jersey who are facing potential restraining orders or criminal domestic violence charges. She understands what’s at stake and the need for a swift, aggressive and steadfast defense against such accusations.

Who can File a Charge of Domestic Violence?
  • A spouse or former spouse
  • Present of former household member
  • Co-parent
  • Boyfriend, girlfriend, ex-boyfriend, ex-girlfriend
What Actions are Considered Domestic Violence?

Acts considered “domestic violence” include, but are not limited to:

  • Stalking
  • Lewdness
  • Harassment
  • Sexual Assault
  • Trespass

    The Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991, N.J.S.A. 2C:25-17 provides a complete list of offenses.

What Happens if I’m Served With a Temporary Restraining Order?

If you’re served with a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) based on domestic violence, the impact on your life can be devastating and immediate. By law, within 10 days of being served, you and your accuser will have a hearing to determine whether the order is final, for how long and under what conditions.


A domestic violence conviction can result in jail time – either in State or County jail, fines, probation, community service and court ordered counseling.

If the court grants a restraining order you may be subject to eviction, fines, monitoring and face additional restrictions on your freedom.

If you’ve been served a TRO or are facing criminal charges, it is imperative you contact a New Jersey criminal defense attorney immediately. Taking swift action is necessary to preserve your rights and limit the damage made by public allegations.

Please contact Attorney Tara Breslow in strict confidence for a free consultation if you’re facing domestic violence charges, defending yourself against a Restraining Order or any other criminal matter. Time is crucial to protecting your rights.