Contrary to common understanding, Domestic Violence is not a criminal charge in New Jersey, but a civil action taken when the victim of a related offense falls into a particular relationship category to the offender.
Generally, if an adult or emancipated minor has been subjected to one of the fourteen different crimes enumerated as a Domestic Violence crime, and has or has had an intimate relationship with the perpetrator of the crime, the victim is entitled to relief in the form of temporary and final restraining orders.
So even though no one is charged with “domestic violence,” the consequences for crimes falling into that bucket can be massive.
When a restraining order is in effect, it can compromise a parent’s ability to remain close to his or her kids, and cause major financial loss as you’re forced to move and make other lifestyle adjustments.
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