Domestic Violence in NJ & PA
The attorneys at the Law Office of Blake W. Rush provide experienced representation in cases involving allegations of domestic violence. With experience representing both victims and individuals accused of abuse, our attorneys offer insightful, compassionate advice and counsel when their clients need it most.
Domestic violence is a serious problem in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Each year, countless spouses, domestic partners and other family members fall victim to a wide variety of forms of threats and abuse. While domestic violence may result in criminal charges, this is not often the case, and it is important for victims to seek appropriate restraining orders and other remedies in order to protect their safety and their legal rights.
Facing false allegations of domestic violence can have serious repercussions as well; and, unfortunately, many people – both men and women – find themselves facing restraining order hearings arising out of unfounded and unsubstantiated complaints of abuse. If you have been accused of domestic violence, you need to defend yourself, and the attorneys at the Law Office of Blake W. Rush can help you fight to avoid the far-reaching consequences of being found liable in court.
Understanding Domestic ViolenceDomestic violence is a broad term that refers to threats and acts of abuse committed against certain family members and other cohabitants. Domestic violence can take many forms and can occur under a wide variety of family circumstances, including:
- Physical abuse/assaults, stalking, threats of harm, and verbal abuse or harassment (depending on the state) are typical domestic violence examples.
- Although traditionally thought of as an offense involving spouses, the fact is harassment, assaults, and threats against cohabitants, unmarried individuals who have a child together, boyfriends, girlfriends, and other family members can constitute domestic violence as well.
- Both women and men can become victims of domestic violence.
Experienced Representation for Domestic Violence Victims
If you are being threatened, harassed, physically or verbally abused in your home, you need to protect yourself. Statistically, domestic violence is not a problem that goes away on its own; and, if you do not take a stand, your situation could get much worse before it gets better. You have legal remedies available – including seeking emergency protection through the Courts. Our attorneys are experienced in helping domestic violence victims protect themselves in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and are available to help you stand up for your rights.
Lawyer for Individuals Accused of Domestic Violence
The attorneys at the Law Office of Blake W. Rush also have extensive experience representing individuals who have been accused of domestic violence in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In addition to resulting in a restraining order (which could prevent you from returning to your home), accusations of domestic violence can have consequences in child custody and other family-related legal matters. Presenting a successful defense in domestic violence cases requires experienced, aggressive and strategic legal representation. Our attorneys are committed to helping individuals accused of domestic violence protect themselves. To learn more, schedule a free consultation today.