Domestic violence and allegations of domestic violence are serious. While thousands of women and men are victims of domestic violence every year, thousands of others are falsely accused.
At the law firm of Graziano & Flynn, P.C., we regularly help victims of domestic violence obtain restraining orders and protect the reputation of people falsely accused. After decades of dealing with volatile family situations, our lawyers know how important it is to seek protection for those who are abused and to defend those who are facing fabricated allegations. Firm founder Ron Graziano was a certified trial attorney for over 25 years, so he understands the nuances of the law in the State of New Jersey.Are You a Victim of Domestic Violence in New Jersey?
Allegations of domestic violence initiate a number of actions designed to protect victims of abuse, including:
- Exclusive possession of the family residence
- Custody of children
- Medical coverage for the victim
- Limitations on visitation with children
- Child and spousal support
Our attorneys will fight tirelessly to protect victims of domestic violence. Some define “domestic violence” in terms of physical abuse — assault, primarily. However, domestic violence can come in many forms; any of a number of actions can be defined as domestic violence:
- Sexual assault
- False imprisonment
- Criminal mischief or criminal restraint
- Criminal sexual contact
- Criminal trespass
- Harassment and stalking
- Terroristic threats
Our attorneys have the experience to protect the interests of domestic violence victims in Camden County, Burlington County, Gloucester County and throughout New Jersey.Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence? Protect Yourself
Reports of domestic violence are rampant in New Jersey. Many times, these serious charges can be proven and a judge will grant a restraining order against the abuser. You owe it to yourself and your children to seek the Court’s protection when this law has been violated.
However, the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, in place to protect victims, is often used as a “sword” instead of a protective “shield,” according to a 1997 decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court. In fact, the law which was enacted to protect victims sometimes is used by victims to falsely hurt and accuse.
At Graziano & Flynn, we know that being falsely accused of domestic violence can cause long-term problems for the person being accused. There are significant legal and financial ramifications. Depending on what you do professionally, your ability to earn a living may be affected by the false accusation. You could even be facing jail time if the judge wrongly finds you guilty of domestic violence. If you are a gun owner or collector, you might have to forfeit your weapons.
If you are being falsely accused of domestic violence because your spouse is trying to gain an advantage in a divorce proceeding or for any other reason, you owe it to yourself and your future to seek help. We will vigorously defend you against false charges of domestic violence.We Protect Victims of Domestic Violence and Defend Those Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence in NJ
If you have been a victim of domestic violence, it’s certainly understandable if you are afraid. You are not in this alone; we can and will use the court to protect you and your children. If you have been falsely accused, talk to an experienced attorney who will fight to clear your name.
We invite you to contact us for a free, confidential consultation with an experienced NJ domestic violence attorney at Graziano & Flynn, P.C. We can be reached at 856-499-4351 or toll free 866-948-7568. You can also send us an email and we will respond promptly. Don’t suffer in silence. Help is one phone call away.