West Orange Domestic Violence Lawyer
An accusation of domestic violence or domestic abuse is a serious matter, akin to charges of assault, terroristic threats, and harassment. Serious consequences await a person charged with that crime. At the Law Offices of Gary J. Natale, P.C. in West Orange, New Jersey, we take those consequences seriously when defending clients accused of domestic violence or those who are victims of domestic abuse.
Violence within a Family
Domestic violence is an assault that occurs between family members. Sometimes, the accused is arrested and taken to jail based on one accusation. At the Law Offices of Gary J. Natale, P.C., we have represented clients on both sides of domestic violence.
In many cases, divorce is an underlying issue in domestic violence. If a spouse makes a domestic violence charge, the other spouse may be removed from the residence. From there, a court could issue a temporary restraining order or order of protection, and then a permanent restraining order may be entered. A domestic violence charge is sometimes used as leverage in child custody, child support, and alimony battles.
Getting to the Facts in a Domestic Violence Case
Gary J. Natale is more interested in securing the facts than rushing to an immediate judgment. During the discovery process, we strip away the emotional elements of a domestic violence case. Our goal is to identify any weaknesses that the prosecution may have. Facts are what dictate any criminal case and those facts will determine how we handle the case.
Humanizing Clients Charged with Domestic Violence
When it comes to domestic violence or any criminal matter, we are dedicated to our clients. Prosecutors may only see a possible conviction, not the human side of someone charged with a violent crime involving a family member. By portraying clients in a more positive light, we work for the best possible outcome, whether that is a plea bargain that includes probation or a pre-trial intervention (PTI) program.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer, please contact us.