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The NJ Prevention of Domestic Violence Act Explained

October 6, 2020 by Jason A. Volet

New Jersey’s Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PDVA) is a sweeping state law that defines domestic violence as committing one or more of 19 criminal offenses upon a person who is involved in or has had a relationship with the alleged…


How to Vacate a Restraining Order in NJ

September 4, 2020 by Jason A. Volet

When a court imposes a restraining order against you, it can impose hardships on many areas of your life – from family relationships to your job. Even if you think you did nothing wrong or you have significantly changed your…


How to Fight a Restraining Order in New Jersey

August 19, 2020 by Jason A. Volet

If you are the target of a temporary restraining order issued by a New Jersey court, you need to act quickly to try to stop a temporary order from becoming a final restraining order. Unless you fight the restraining order,…


Violating an Order of Protection or Restraining Order in New Jersey

July 7, 2020 by Jason A. Volet

An alleged victim of domestic violence may obtain a restraining order against another person who has threatened harm or caused some type of harm. Restraining orders, also known as protective orders, typically prohibit contact between the defendant and alleged victim….


What Are the Penalties for Domestic Violence in NJ?

June 17, 2020 by Jason A. Volet

New Jersey takes domestic violence very seriously. A domestic violence conviction can result in lengthy prison sentences, fines, probation, and a ban on firearm purchases. These convictions will also show up on a permanent record and can be visible on…


New Jersey Laws on Domestic Violence

June 4, 2020 by Jason A. Volet

Domestic violence is taken incredibly seriously under New Jersey law. Police must respond to all domestic violence calls made by a victim or a bystander. Police must also arrest the person accused of abuse if physical injury or violation of…


Charges If You’re Caught Not Following Quarantine Rules in New Jersey

April 21, 2020 by Jason A. Volet

New Jersey is close to the center of the global coronavirus pandemic, a fact that already has legal consequences. State officials enacted sweeping limits on movements and business activities in New Jersey. On March 21, Governor Phil Murphy signed an…


Coronavirus (COVID-19): Hire The Law Office of Jason A. Volet from the Comfort of Your Own Home

March 18, 2020 by Jason A. Volet

We are taking the threat of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in New Jersey very seriously. Right now, people in NJ are being hurt by the threat of the Coronavirus. Let us help! We understand the fears that many people may have…


Violating an Order of Protection or Restraining Order in New Jersey

March 5, 2020 by Jason A. Volet

If a person involved in a relationship believes that the other party poses a threat of harm, that person can seek a domestic violence order of protection, or restraining order, in New Jersey. It is a civil order. However, a…


Penalties for Minors Facing Marijuana Possession Charges in New Jersey

December 5, 2019 by Jason A. Volet

You have many things to worry about if the police arrest your child for marijuana possession in New Jersey. However, you won’t have to worry about your child’s case going through the adult criminal justice system. If the child is…


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