3 Final Restraining Orders Dismissed in New Jersey
Keith G. Oliver from my office just finished representing an individual who had three separate temporary restraining orders (“TRO”) and two criminal charges; simple assault and harassment levied against them. All of these charges stemmed from a relationship gone wrong. The Defendant’s ex-girlfriend and sister filed these charges against him once the relationship started to go south. To make matters worse the Defendant has a very high profile job and a FRO, let alone a criminal record would have cost him his job.
Mr. Oliver was able to go to the final restraining order (“FRO”) hearings and establish to both the alleged victim(s) and judge that the underline facts which established the need for the issuance of a temporary restraining order were fabricated. He was able to counter all of the victims allegations through emails and text messages that occurred after the alleged incident. Faced with the overwhelming amount of exculpatory evidence the victims had no choice unless they were willing to commit perjury but to withdraw there TRO motions.
Mr. Oliver was then able to take the same evidence used to have the TRO’s dismissed and have the simple assault and harassment charges dismissed as well. If convicted, each of the aforementioned charges carries with it up to six (6) months in jail and up to a $1,000 fine.
If you or someone you know has been charged with a Temporary Restraining Order the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver can help. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact any one of our Bergen County Offices for a free initial consultation with one of our eight criminal defense attorneys on staff.