Restraining Order Dismissed Against Law Enforcement Officer

Police and law enforcement officers are constantly putting their lives on the line to protect the public on a daily basis. However, even cops are not immune to the allegations of domestic violence or restraining orders. And for an officer a conviction of domestic violence or final restraining order can mean the end of their career because you are not allowed to carry or own a firearm. Over the years, our office has had the opportunity to represent and successfully defend several members of the law enforcement community including county detectives, township police, and correction officers.

Most recently, our office defended a law enforcement officer in Toms River, Ocean County Superior Court for Final Restraining Order hearing. The plaintiff had alleged that our client committed various incidents of domestic violence harassment and that because of his actions and the fact that he carries a gun for work, she was scared for her life and safety.

At trial, our defense attorney provided hundreds of pages of phone records and text messages to contradict the plaintiff’s testimony and establish that no act of domestic violence had taken place between the parties. After hours of testimony and evidence submissions the Judge concluded the case and found that no act of domestic violence could be substantiated and that there was no need for protection.

State v. D.J.

William Proetta

With more than a decade of experience defending clients against criminal charges, founding partner William A. Proetta has successfully handled and tried thousands of cases, from DWI to murder. As a New Jersey native, he has focused his career on helping people in the area where he grew up, serving Middlesex, Ocean, Hudson, and Union counties.