Category: Domestic Violence

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It’s easy to feel overwhelmed if you’re going through a divorce and have a domestic violence charge hanging over your head. The stakes are high – a single misstep could have life-changing consequences for you and your family. But you’re not in this alone. A New Jersey domestic violence divorce attorney can protect your rights […]

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In familial or intimate relationships, disagreements that become wars with neither side giving in, can lead to frustration and unfortunately, violence or related allegations. The courts may intervene when one party victimizes another by physical, emotional, or psychological violence and abuse. For example, a domestic violence victim in New Jersey may obtain a temporary restraining order from the local […]


Alcohol is as popular as ever in New Jersey, with more and more people drinking socially during “happy hours,” at night, and on weekends. But one beer from the fridge, or one glass of wine at the bar or restaurant, can quickly turn into several drinks, and soon the drinker may be cognitively impaired. This […]

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What It Means to Be Accused of Cyber Harassment or Cyber Stalking in Ocean County, New Jersey In this day and age, people spend countless hours online, on computers, and on phones. Based on the prevalence of internet use and social media, the web is like a new stomping ground for criminal offenses. Whether you […]

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A domestic violence case can turn your life upside-down, posing more questions than answers and leaving you feeling lost and alone. First and foremost, you are not alone. The attorneys at William Proetta Criminal Law have the experience, drive, and fundamental understanding of the nuances of criminal procedure and restraining orders in New Jersey domestic […]


Everyone has seemingly been stuck inside for over a year while waiting patiently for the COVID-19 pandemic to subside and for local cities like Hoboken and Jersey to completely lift their curfews and other restrictions. Well, the good news is that life is beginning to return to normal as more and more people get immunity […]

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Charged with Aggravated Assault under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b)(13) in Middlesex County In 2017, New Jersey Senators Linda Greenstein and Paul Sarlo sponsored legislation making strangulation under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act a third degree crime. Prior to the introduction of the bill, strangulation was subsumed under the simple assault statute, which made the charge a lower level […]


A Rutgers basketball player was recently accused of domestic violence in Piscataway, NJ. While each domestic violence case is unique to the people and circumstances involved, there are some fundamental factors that you should understand when involved in a domestic violence case in New Jersey. The following provides answers to some of the most commonly […]

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Have you been charged with harassment? Are you concerned about what could happen or how you can defend your case? The experienced attorneys at our Ocean County defense firm can help. If you have been charged with harassment, it is likely that someone you know told the police or the court that you made unwanted […]

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In New Jersey, restraining orders restrict one person’s ability to come within a certain distance of another person for a set period of time. Restraining orders also typically restrict the restrained person from going to the home or workplace of the person protected by the order. Restraining orders are often sought in cases involving domestic abuse or sexual […]