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Domestic violence charges in New Jersey

Like many other people in New Jersey, you may automatically think about one person physically abusing the other when you hear about domestic violence. Your initial thoughts also likely portray a husband or boyfriend as the alleged perpetrator of the domestic assault on a wife or girlfriend. While certainly this can be the situation, there are many other ways that domestic violence can be manifested.

It is important for people to realize that women can also face a criminal charge for a domestic crime. The State of New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice notes that it is not only battery charges that can be considered domestic violence. Trespassing, lewdness, harassment, burglary, stalking and kidnapping can also result in charges, including as a felony. Sexual assault and inappropriate sexual conduct are other types of acts that can lead to these situations.

Law enforcement officials are tasked with mandatory arrests in some situations such as when allegations are made by a victim with visible injuries or signs of internal injuries. An arrest can be mandated also without these visible signs if a person accuses another of domestic assault and the officer discretion deems the arrest appropriate. An active warrant or violation of a court order for a defendant not to contact the other person and probable cause with the use of a weapon are other reasons that lead to mandated arrests.

To learn more about how a criminal charge may affect you, please visit the The Law Offices of Michael T. Nolan, Jr., page. 

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