Domestic Violence Defense in NJ

The Criminal Law/Civil Rights Team at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer has one of the most well-established state and federal practices in New Jersey.  The attorneys on this team include former assistant county prosecutors and deputy attorneys general who have distinguished themselves in difficult and highly publicized cases.

Domestic Violence Cases

Unfortunately, more and more family matters are ending up in the criminal courts.  When this occurs, it is important to have experienced criminal attorneys who can work in conjunction with experienced family law attorneys to protect your interests.

Domestic Violence cases often result in two parallel proceedings in the courts - a criminal charge filed in a criminal court and a companion restraining order case in family court.  Having attorneys experienced in navigating both court systems simultaneously is vital for anyone going through this difficult process.

Our criminal law department works closely with our matrimonial department to prevent or minimize the impact of a domestic violence allegation or criminal charge on a related pending or anticipated matrimonial/custody action.  Frequently what occurs in domestic violence criminal prosecutions sets the course for pending or future matrimonial matters including custody disputes.


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The Criminal Team has at its immediate access for consultation, the sound counsel of:

Alan B. Handler, Former Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court and R. Benjamin Cohen, Former Judge of the Superior Court, Law Division

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