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Blog: Domestic Abuse

  • What are the Differences Between Assault and Domestic Violence?

    Apr 2, 2021

    To be charged with assault in New Jersey, a person must place or attempt to place the alleged victim in imminent fear of physical harm. An act of physical violence does not need to take place, and the parties do not need to intimately know each other. Domestic violence is a pattern of physical, emotional, verbal, and sexual abuse. Like assault, physical violence does not need to occur to bring a domestic violence charge. Unlik...
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  • False Allegations of Domestic Abuse

    Oct 9, 2019

    As the media continues to shine light on the problem of domestic violence, more women and even men are coming forward each year with their stories of spousal abuse. With this increased awareness comes a disturbing rise in the number of false domestic abuse allegations. Being falsely accused of domestic abuse can result in a downward spiral of child custody loss, damage to one’s reputation, and even potential jail time. Knowing how to handle fals...
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