As the Coronavirus pandemic spreads, we are living through an unprecedented event that is straining not only our public resources and economy, but taxing us personally as well.
For many people, the adoption of stay-at-home orders has been difficult. Jobs have been erased, supplies can be difficult to find, and everyone is living with the fear of contracting the virus.
Unsurprisingly, police, hospitals, and lawyers are reporting an uptick in domestic violence incidents. Just because so-called ‘non-essential’ parts of our community are closed, that doesn’t mean that police aren’t responding to calls about violence in homes.
In normal times, a domestic violence arrest is a huge problem. In the current environment, it’s that and so much more.
Here’s why you need an experienced domestic violence attorney right away if you’ve been arrested for domestic violence in New Jersey during the Covid-19 lockdown:
- Jails are a hotspot for virus transmission. You need to be released as soon as humanly possible to protect your health and your family’s health.
- Domestic violence charges can lead to a restraining order that prevents you from going home. Where are you supposed to stay while the pandemic burns through our communities? What friends or family are going to welcome you into their homes after you’ve been in jail where, as noted, the virus spreads freely.
- Domestic violence charges will impact your ability to see your children, and during the current crisis, it’s hard to imagine a judge allowing you face-to-face contact with your kids without a 14-day quarantine after your release.
Now more than ever, you need a lawyer who knows how to fight.
Again, domestic violence charges in New Jersey are extremely dangerous to you in the best of times. During a public health emergency like the Coronavirus crisis, charges like this can endanger your health and make you homeless.
The stakes are far too high to try to navigate this on your own. You need a lawyer who’s been there, done that, and knows the judges and prosecutors involved in your case.
Matthew Reisig has defended the rights of New Jersey residents facing domestic violence charges for more than two decades now, and has built the experience and the relationships to help you find the best outcome in a bad situation.
Because of the dangers of holding you in custody and forcing you out of your home while a potentially deadly virus is circulating, you need a lawyer who can effectively argue for creative solutions while your case works its way through the system.
Let’s all remember: despite the numerous victim’s protections written into New Jersey’s domestic violence laws, you are innocent until proven guilty. Contracting a dangerous virus is not a penalty that appears in New Jersey statute, and you shouldn’t have to run that risk because of a mere allegation of wrongdoing.
If you or a loved one have been arrested for Domestic Violence in New Jersey while the state is under a stay-at-home order, call Matthew Reisig right away at (732) 625-9661.
The consultation is 100% free, and it can make a huge difference not only in the eventual outcome of your case, but in the immediate impacts of an arrest during the Covid-19 outbreak. Do not delay.