Free Consultation: 973.267.8895

973.267.8895

Domestic Violence Lawyers in Parsippany, New Jersey

Those Accused of Domestic Violence Know They Can Count on Our Seasoned Morris County Criminal Defense Attorneys

Although many domestic violence allegations result from misunderstandings that can inevitably be resolved, domestic abuse is a serious matter that could significantly affect the lives of everyone involved.

At Hanlon Dunn Robertson Schwartz, we provide experienced legal representation to clients facing family law matters, as well as criminal defense concerns. Therefore, we offer comprehensive skill handling both civil and criminal matters relating to domestic violence and restraining orders in New Jersey. Contact us for a free consultation.

Morristown Domestic Violence Attorney — New Jersey Domestic Violence (DV) Charges

New Jersey has expanded domestic violence laws to include domestic abuse, stalking, harassment, sexual assault, assault and battery, criminal restraint, or other violent conduct involving the following:

  • Spouses or former spouses
  • Persons in dating relationships and past dating relationships
  • Household members and former household members
  • Persons who have a child or who will be having a child together

A conviction for domestic violence can result in fines, jail time, a restraining order, and permanent damage to your reputation. In addition, individuals convicted for domestic violence may be required to be listed in the Domestic Violence Registry and may be forced to surrender all firearms.

Firearm forfeiture can pose significant career problems for individuals required to own and carry a weapon, such as a law enforcement officer.

New Jersey Restraining Orders

In New Jersey, temporary restraining orders (TRO) are obtained through an immediate ex parte hearing (a hearing where the individual being served with a restraining order is not present). Temporary restraining orders are served on the defendant within 24 hours of being signed and are enforceable for up to 10 days — until the final restraining order (FRO) hearing. Individuals who have been served with a restraining order have a right to contest the restraining order at the hearing. However, if the hearing results in a final restraining order being filed, the restraining order is enforceable until one party requests a modification of the order.

Restraining orders can cause challenges in an individual’s career and personal life: A police officer may be forced to retire if a restraining order requires surrender of all firearms. A parent may be forced out of the home and away from their children. A prospective employee may be turned away for a job opportunity if a criminal background check is run. An individual may be charged with violation of a restraining order simply for showing up at the grocery store and not leaving immediately once learning the other party is there.

Contact Experienced Domestic Violence Attorneys in Morris County, New Jersey

At Hanlon Dunn Robertson Schwartz, our attorneys work closely with clients to secure legal solutions in a respectful, cooperative manner. In many cases, we are capable of negotiating a consent order among the parties to the domestic violence and restraining order matter. Consent orders allow the parties to maintain control of the terms of the order and avoid many of the serious consequences associated with the formal court restraining order.

If you have questions about domestic violence charges or restraining orders in New Jersey, contact an experienced domestic violence lawyer at Hanlon Dunn Robertson Schwartz and schedule a free initial consultation. Our law firm includes Board Certified* Criminal Trial Attorneys, Matrimonial Attorneys, and Civil Trial Attorneys.

We defend clients against domestic violence charges and restraining orders in courts throughout Morris County, NJ, including Roxbury Township, Montville, Washington Township, Dover, Madison, Hanover Township, East Hanover Township, Chatham Township, Mount Olive Township, and Morristown.

Our Blog


  • What Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Do for You?

     When it comes to lawyers and what they do a lot of people do not really know the true extent of what they do. Most believe that personal injury lawyers only handle automobile accidents and/or slip and fall incidents. While that may be the case for some lawyers, the personal injury lawyers at the law […] Read More


  • Frequently Asked Questions About Child Custody in NJ

    When it comes to the development of a child, it is the parents who tend to play a major and lasting role. The relationship between parents can profoundly shape the way their child or children interact with others in the world. Sometimes, though, things do not work out, and parents choose to divorce or separate. […] Read More


  • How Much Is Your Personal Injury Case Worth?

    If you have been dealing with a personal injury — maybe stemming from a workplace incident, car accident, slip and fall, etc. — there are probably many questions popping into your head. Moreover, these is plenty of decision-making to be done, especially if you are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit. One of the more […] Read More

Thank you!

Someone from our office will contact you shortly.

"You will not find a better firm than this firm! The best defense attorney firm there is, and also the best PI and matrimonial lawyers there are."

- Lisa Cutner-Piernot