Domestic Violence Defense Attorney Mercer County

Aggressive Criminal Lawyer Defends Domestic Violence Charges

Domestic violence is a serious problem in New Jersey and throughout the nation. Far too often, women are injured or killed at the hands of an intimate partner. Restraining orders can help protect the lives of those who are at true risk of harm. The Davis Law Firm files requests for temporary restraining orders (TPOs) on behalf of victims of domestic violence.

Unfortunately, some people abuse New Jersey’s Domestic Violence Act to gain leverage in a divorce or child custody proceeding or simply out of spite. Once a temporary restraining order (TRO) is in place, the accused abuser must move out of the family home, have no contact with the alleged victim(s) and turn over any and all firearms to the police.

After 10 days, the court must either dismiss the TRO or convert it into a final restraining order (FRO). The accused person must have a hearing before a TRO can be converted into an FRO.

Standing Up for the Falsely Accused

The criminal defense attorneys of the Davis Law Firm represent clients who have been falsely accused of domestic violence.

  • We defend our clients against the underlying charges of stalking, harassment, or assault in municipal court.
  • We advocate against the conversion of a TRO to a FRO in family court.

Our founder, attorney Mark G. Davis, is a skilled litigator and persuasive speaker who will insist that your opponent prove their need for an FRO. In many instances, they cannot.

We will present evidence, call and cross-examine witnesses, and make compelling arguments on our client’s behalf.

Serious Consequences

Domestic violence charges have serious consequences that can last a lifetime. Those named in a domestic violence restraining order:

  • Must register with police
  • Cannot contact the other person by phone, letter, text, email or in person
  • Will not be treated equally in divorce, child custody or visitation decisions
  • May not own or possess firearms
  • Will find it much more difficult to obtain a job or a place to live

Contact a Lawyer Who Gets Results

When your future is on the line, it is important to discuss your situation with an attorney with a record of results fighting for the unjustly accused. To arrange a free initial consultation about your case, please call or contact the Davis Law Firm online soon as possible.


From offices in Hamilton, our criminal defense lawyers represent clients throughout New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.

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