Restraining Order Attorney – Salem

Being served with a restraining order can be a very unsettling experience for anyone. But not knowing what to do next can be even more overwhelming. That's why consulting with an experienced attorney to advise you on your rights is so important.

Types of Restraining Orders

There are two types of restraining orders, and which one you are served with will depend on what stage of the restraining order process you are currently in.

Temporary Restraining Orders

A temporary restraining order (TRO) is the first stage of the restraining order process. Law enforcement officials serve TROs after an alleged domestic violence victim reports an incident of DV and only lasts about ten days. This restraining order acts as a short-term attempt to keep the defendant and alleged victim separate until the judge can determine the next steps.

Final Restraining Orders

Final restraining orders (FRO) are usually permanent attempts to keep this separation if a judge determines that the victim's further protection is necessary. A judge will only find the need for a FRO when (1) the parties were in a domestic relationship, (2) the defendant committed a predicate act of domestic violence, and (3) the judge found there's an immediate need for the FRO to prevent further domestic violence.

Possible Consequences of a Restraining Order

Restraining orders, whether they are temporary or final, can have devastating consequences. For instance, depending on the type of work you do, a FRO can interrupt your work schedule, prevent you from being promoted, or even inhibit you from continuing to work in a particular place. FROs also can decide on child custody issues, removal of the defendant from shared spaces, or support the defendant may owe the victim. If the court decides a FRO is necessary, you will be photographed, fingerprinted, placed in a police database, and owe court fees.

Restraining Order Hearing in Salem

If you are served with a restraining order in Salem County, you'll need to visit the Salem County Courthouse at 92 Market Street, Salem, NJ, 08079 for your hearing. You'll need to plan to arrive early so you can find parking, locate the courtroom, and meet with your attorney ahead of time for any final prep. The last thing you want to do before an already stressful experience is stress yourself out further with the idea that you might be late to the proceedings.

An Experienced Salem Restraining Order Attorney Can Help

At the Lento Law Firm, attorney Joseph D. Lento and his team know how stressful this time can be. That's why they work vigilantly to build strategic defenses for their clients that will ensure the best possible outcome. Restraining orders are real, and sometimes long-lasting, infringements on your rights. Having an attorney working on your behalf will ensure you avoid any unnecessary consequences. Call 888.535.3686 today to schedule your consultation. The Lento Law Firm wants to help. Let them.

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