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Differentiating Between Domestic Violence and Abuse in New Jersey

On Behalf of | Jul 21, 2021 | Domestic Violence, Firm News

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Domestic Violence vs. Domestic Abuse

Oftentimes the terms domestic violence and domestic abuse are used interchangeably. However, in terms of the legal world, they are not the same. By hiring a criminal defense lawyer from The Law Office of Stephen R. Piper, LLC, you can ensure that you are defended properly for the crime that you are charged with. Our legal team can also investigate your case to ensure you’re being charged with the appropriate crime in New Jersey.

About Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse applies to any situation that is committed against a current or former spouse or partner or someone who lives with or lived with the abuse. To be considered domestic abuse, intentional infliction of pain, injury or illness must have included or a physical act that caused someone to fear injury and/or sexual assault.

Understanding Domestic Violence

Domestic violence refers to attempting to or intentionally causing bodily injury, harassing someone to distress, placing the victim in fear of getting a bodily injury or rape or sexual offense against a child. Domestic violence can be committed between current or former spouses or people who live together or who have lived together as well as parents, children, grandparents, grandchildren, people who have a child in common, former or current household members or people currently or formerly in a dating relationship.

Protections Available in NJ for Victims

There are several legal protections available for victims of domestic abuse or violence in the state of New Jersey. The Address Confidentiality Program allows someone to get a legal substitute address in place of their physical address. A protective order can be made for victims of domestic violence, too. Also, child custody or spousal support orders can be modified in order to prevent violence from occurring again.

Contact an Experienced Moorestown Criminal Defense Lawyer About Your Domestic Violence or Abuse Charges in New Jersey

Were you arrested or charged with domestic violence or abuse in NJ? The consequences of a conviction could be severe, leaving you with a permanent criminal record and possibly even sending you to jail. That is why you need to speak with a qualified criminal defense attorney as soon as possible about your case. The attorneys at The Law Office of Stephen R. Piper, LLC have represented clients charged with teen sexting in Mount Laurel, Evesham Township, Delran, Cinnaminson, and throughout New Jersey. Call 856-333-3586 or fill out the online contact form to schedule a consultation with a member of our legal team.

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