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Domestic Violence & Due Process Rights

Posted On : 11 July 2022 By: Charles Vuotto

By: Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq.                                                                               The Appellate Division recently published a decision in A.A.R. v. J.R.C.[1]  making it clear that procedural due process requires judges, before domestic violence trial, to inform defendants both of the serious consequences resulting from the entry of a final restraining order (FRO) and their right to retain legal read more

Category : Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence FRO Duration: Should Final Restraining Orders Have Expiration Dates?

Posted On : 22 May 2017 By: Charles Vuotto

As we all know, the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PDVA)1 provides for the issuance of a final restraining order (FRO) to protect a victim of domestic violence upon the finding that one of the predicate acts occurred, and that the issuance of the FRO is necessary to protect the victim.2 There is read more

Category : Domestic Violence