What are the Differences Between Assault and Domestic Violence?

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. Unlike assault, the people involved in[…] Read More

Domestic Violence Defense During the Coronavirus Pandemic

In the times of the coronavirus crisis, domestic violence accusations have increased due to the quarantine laws that have been put in place. The surge in reported cases mainly comes from women with violent and abusive partners. Despite the amount of cases that have been reported, there are many people who face false criminal charges, such as domestic abuse allegations. An accusation like this can ruin someone’s life and place them in severe legal trouble. Possible Defenses When an experienced[…] Read More

False Allegations of Domestic Abuse

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 false allegations of domestic abuse can[…] Read More

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