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Domestic Violence

Bergen County Domestic Violence Attorney

Over the past decade, the state of New Jersey has increased enforcement and penalties for acts of domestic violence. Domestic violence charges are often followed by the issuance of a no contact provision which is requested by a prosecutor and issued by a judge.

A person convicted of domestic violence may face a host of adverse consequences including:

  • The loss of the right to own a firearm
  • Court-ordered anger management counseling
  • Placement on the domestic violence registry (if a Final Restraining Order is issued)

There is a lot at stake, so consult a lawyer immediately about how to fight this charge. If you are facing charges of domestic violence in New Jersey, an experienced Bergen County domestic violence attorney at Law Offices of Joseph R. Donahue, LLC is ready to listen to your case.

If you are facing charges for domestic violence, turn to our defense attorney to fight for your rights. Contact us today!

Why Hire an Attorney for a Domestic Violence Charge?

Domestic violence cases are often difficult for prosecutors to prove because the sole witness for the prosecution, usually a spouse or significant other, is often reluctant to testify. Although the prosecution can issue a subpoena to compel a witness to testify, prosecutors know that unwilling witnesses are not always compelling.

Person arrested for domestic violence

In addition, domestic violence cases usually come down to a he said/she said dispute. If the alleged victim was under the influence of alcohol, has a history of making false statements, has a criminal record, or is otherwise lacking in credibility for any reason, the prosecution may have difficulty proving their case.

What if I Was Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is one of the most heinous crimes in the legal realm. It is met with extreme and severe consequences which impact you for the rest of your life. A domestic violence conviction not only hurts your professional reputation, but it most certainly impacts how people view your character. Combating these life-ruining accusations is vital for you and your family’s future and best done with the advocacy of Bergen County domestic violence attorney who treats your case with the urgency it deserves.

The state of New Jersey defines domestic violence as any kind of physical, mental, psychological, or sexual abuse between people who:

  • Share a child
  • Share or have shared a romantic relationship
  • Live or have lived in the same household

Domestic violence can occur between spouses, exes, teens, etc. If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, the most important thing to remember is to be honest with your legal team.

Contesting such horrific allegations can be emotionally draining as you may feel as though you have a target on your back. This is why proving against these charges can feel like a race against a ticking clock, but it doesn’t have to be this way with Law Offices of Joseph R. Donahue, LLC on your side. We will customize a plan of action depending on how you wish to approach clearing your name. Whether you want to vehemently deny these claims and fight in court or instead resolve this matter privately, our Bergen County domestic violence lawyer can do it all.

Our Approach in Domestic Violence Cases

Our approach in domestic violence cases is informed by the needs of our clients. This is your case and we are here to protect your interests. In some cases, a husband or wife charged with domestic violence may want to seek a plea agreement that is designed to mitigate any damage to their freedom or their record. In other cases, a client may want to aggressively pursue a case dismissal by extensive pre-trial motions or an acquittal at trial.

Whether you are looking for a discreet resolution to your case or want to take your case to trial, the attorney at Law Offices of Joseph R. Donahue, LLC can help. If you have been charged with domestic violence and need to speak with a lawyer, we encourage you to contact our New Jersey law office.

Serving Bergen County & Throughout New Jersey

Our domestic violence attorney has helped hundreds of clients all across New Jersey, including in Bergen County, Passaic County, Essex County, Hudson County, Morris County, Union County, Middlesex County, Hunterdon County, and surrounding areas.

Facing charges for domestic violence? Contact Law Offices of Joseph R. Donahue, LLC by calling (201) 574-7919 to start your defense. 


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Our Trial-Tested Approach

We always strive to put our clients in the best position possible, so our immediate goal is to obtain a case dismissal or acquittal. If this cannot be done, we seek to minimize the consequences by all legal means possible, perhaps by pursuing a plea agreement, which could include alternate sentencing that improves the impact on our client’s record. Our Bergen County criminal defense attorney is a resolute advocate who never hesitates to take a case to trial if it is in the best interests of our client. No matter how complex your charges may be, we have the proven expertise and passion to help you achieve a positive outcome. Discover how we can help you today.