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Understanding Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious crime that affects millions of people each year. It can take many forms, from physical violence to emotional abuse, and it can have devastating effects on victims and their families. At the Law Offices of Mark Catanzaro of New Jersey, we understand the seriousness of domestic violence and are committed to helping our clients navigate the legal system and achieve the best possible outcomes in their cases.

What is Domestic Violence? 

Domestic violence is defined as any type of abuse that occurs between people who are in a close relationship. This can include spouses, intimate partners, family members, or anyone who lives together. Domestic violence can take many forms, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse, and stalking. It is important to note that domestic violence is not limited to physical violence and can include any behavior that is used to control or manipulate another person.

Penalties of Domestic Violence 

The penalties and consequences of domestic violence can be severe. In New Jersey, domestic violence is considered a criminal offense and can result in both criminal charges and civil penalties. Criminal charges for domestic violence can include assault, battery, harassment, stalking, and other related crimes. The penalties for these crimes can range from fines and probation to imprisonment.

In addition to criminal charges, domestic violence can also have civil consequences. Victims of domestic violence can file for restraining orders, which can prohibit the abuser from contacting or coming near them. Violating a restraining order can result in additional criminal charges and penalties.

Have the Best Representation

If you are facing charges of domestic violence, it is important to understand your rights and options for defense. Possible defenses for domestic violence can include self-defense, false accusations, or lack of evidence. It is important to work with an experienced attorney who can help you build a strong defense and protect your rights.

At the Law Offices of Mark Catanzaro, we have years of experience representing clients in domestic violence cases. We understand the complex legal issues involved in these cases and are committed to providing our clients with the best possible legal representation. Our team of attorneys will work tirelessly to defend your rights and achieve the best possible outcome in your case. If you are facing charges of domestic violence, it is important to understand your rights and options for defense. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help you.


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