Joel Bacher, Criminal Defense Lawyer for Domestic Violence Charges and Restraining Orders
A Domestic Violence Charge is a Serious Matter, and You Should Take Matters Seriously Even if You're Certain it Was "Overblown" or All an "Accident"
Domestic Violence charges are not all alike. Sometimes the charge is a misnomer, in that there was nothing "violent" about it. Sometimes there is bodily harm, and violence is more apparent. Sometimes there is accidental bodily contact that led to injury. The reason I say this is that no matter the charge, the accused has rights, and the story must be heard and a defense must be mounted. This much I know: The accused is not feeling very good about being charged, and I am here to help get you through the process as smoothly and peacefully as possible.
What To Do and Not to Do if You're Facing a Domestic Violence or Spousal Abuse Charge
Do not try to explain your way out of the charge. Do not re-enact the scenario. Do not admit to anything by telling your side of the story to police. If you are charged, or even about to be charged, do not talk to the police. Period. Do not talk to the victim. The only person you should talk to is a criminal defense attorney to discuss the domestic violence charge. The police, when questioning you will act like your friends, but are not your friends. Although they appear inquisitive about your relationship, if not feigning sympathy, that is how they do their job to extract information to hold against you. Be polite with them, sure, but be firm, and request a call to a criminal defense lawyer at your first opportunity and continue to remain silent in the meantime.
Joel Bacher is a Top Wayne, Paterson and Passaic County Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Lawyer
My name is Joel Bacher am here to defend your rights if you've been charged with domestic violence. I have, for forty years, successfully defended numerous charges that involved domestic violence, including defense counsel for restraining orders. My Wayne law office has achieved numerous acquittals, dismissals and downgrading of charges for a wide range of violent crimes. We prepare thoroughly for every case in the event of trial. We believe the way to mitigate if not dismiss a sexual violence charge is to negotiate and litigate from a position of strength. If you or someone you know has been arrested for a sex crime such as domestic abuse or domestic violence, I urge you to contact me for a free consult on charges for representation and counsel. The State’s prosecutor’s office will always have the responsibility of proving you committed the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. Not only is this hard to satisfy in a DV case, but if the court has any reason to believe you did not commit every element to the charge, the charges against you may be reduced or dropped altogether.
The "Prevention of Domestic Violence Act" covers all manner of violent crimes committed in a household setting between persons in a "family" relationship. This act gives the police much greater power to arrest without a warrant. If the officer believes that domestic violence has occurred and they see any sign of an injury, the police WILL arrest the person who it is alleged is responsible. This will lead to a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO). This means you are now out of your house and cannot contact the person or persons who live there or even get your personal belongings without the police being present. If the TRO is converted into a Final Restraining Order (FRO) these restrictions are now permanent. FROs do not expire. They are forever unless an attorney petitions for its dismissal.
The pattern of abusive behavior between familiar parties can involve more than physical violence. Domestic violence can entail emotional, verbal, economic and sexual abuse. Oftentimes the accused believes the abuse is justified if not acceptable punishment for an act of commission or omission. The facts of a case, especially without physical evidence, can be difficult to grasp because the accused and accuser will often present contradictory versions. A more psychological level disconnect is witnessed when the aggrieved party sees the abuse as normal, and refuses to report it. The layers and nuances of the law and the emotionally charged nature of the violence can be very challenging for all parties, including the prosecution, in getting to the truth.
Why Choose The Law Office of Joel Bacher?
- 40 Years Litigation Experience
- Free Initial Consultation
- Extensive Trial Experience
- Certified for Civil Trial by the NJ Supreme Court
- 24/7/365 Call Center and availability
- Evening Hours for Personal Meetings
- Fully Licensed in New York and New Jersey, and all Federal Courts as well
For the best criminal defense in Wayne, Paterson, Passaic County and all of New Jersey, contact Joel Bacher at The Law Offices of Joel Bacher, for a free consultation. Telephone 973-720-8111 or click to send an email. All consultations and written correspondences will be kept strictly confidential.