NEW JERSEY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
Law Office of Charles Dawkins Jr. defends defendants charged with Domestic violence in all New Jersey County and Municipal Courts including Union County Superior Court, Essex County Superior Court, Hudson County Superior Court, Middlesex County Superior Court, and Camden County Superior Court. A domestic violence charge will be charged in the respective County Court if the domestic violence act is a felony charge.
However, domestic violence charges may also be disorderly persons charges which means that the charge will be heard in the respective municipal court. The Law Office of Charles Dawkins Jr. LLC represents defendants charged with Domestic Violence in Municipal Courts such as Elizabeth, NJ, Newark, NJ., Plainfield, NJ, and Woodbridge, NJ.
New Jersey considers domestic felony crimes and disorderly persons as a serious acts society. Domestic violence crimes disorderly persons are consistently prosecuted in New Jersey. Individuals accused of Domestic Violence acts come from all social and economic backgrounds and ethnic groups.
WHAT IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN NEW JERSEY CRIMINAL COURT?
Domestic violence means that one or more of the following acts is inflicted upon a person protected under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act by an Adult or Emancipated Minor: N.J.S.A. 2C:25-19
(1) Homicide N.J.S.A. 2C:11-1 et seq.
(2) Assault N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1
(3) Terroristic threats N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3
4) Kidnapping N.J.S.A. 2C:13-1
(5) Criminal Restraint N.J.S.A. 2C: 13-2
(6) False Imprisonment N.J.S.A. 2C: 13-3
(7) Sexual Assault N.J.S.A. 2C: 14-2
(8) Criminal Sexual Contact N.J.S.A. 2C: 14-3
(9) Lewdness N.J.S.A. 2C: 14-4
(10) Criminal Mischief N.J.S.A. 2C: 17-3
(11) Burglary N.J.S.A. 2C: 18-2
(12) Criminal Trespass N.J.S.A. 2C: 18-3
(13) Harassment N.J.S.A. 2C: 33-4
(15) Criminal Coercion N.J.S.A. 2C: 13-5
(16) Robbery N.J.S.A. 2C: 15-1
(17) Contempt of domestic violence order, N.J.S.A. 2C: 29-9
(18) any other crime involving risk of death or serious bodily injury to a person protected by the "Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991"
WHAT DOES VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MEAN IN NEW JERSEY CRIMINAL COURT?
"Victim of Domestic Violence" means a person protected under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act who is 18 years of age or older who is an emancipated minor and who has been subjected to domestic violence by a spouse, former spouse, or any other person who is a present household member.
Domestic violence also includes any person, regardless of age, who has been subjected to domestic violence by a person with whom the victim has a child in common, or with a person who the victim anticipates having a child if the victim is pregnant. Victim of domestic violence also includes any person who has been subjected to domestic violence by a person with whom the victim has had a dating relationship.
The definition of an emancipated minor is a person who is under 18 years of age but who has married, has entered military service, has a child or is pregnant or has been previously declared by a court or an administrative agency to be emancipated.
CONTACT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER IF CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
Domestic violence charges are serious and convictions sometimes relate to family court in restraining orders, custody of the children, and divorce. If charged with a domestic violence crime, the accused should retain experienced counsel. Charles Dawkins Jr, Esq. has defended and tried domestic violence cases and defended or assisted in obtaining restraining orders. Moreover, as a former Assistant Newark Municipal Prosecutor, he has prosecuted many domestic violence charges. He currently defends domestic violence charges in all New Jersey State and Municipal Courts.