In today's post, our blog will finish its ongoing discussion of New Jersey's Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991, which started with an examination of how this offense is defined, before moving into a discussion of domestic violence arrests and, most recently, the circumstances in which temporary restraining orders are granted.
In a series of posts, we've been examining the scope of New Jersey's Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991, including how it defines this criminal offense, who is protected by its provisions and, most recently, the circumstances in which law enforcement officials are required to make an arrest.
In a previous post, we began discussing New Jersey's Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991, examining how it defines this offense and the various people granted protected under its provisions. Our purpose in this undertaking was not to cause undue alarm among people facing domestic violence charges, but rather to help them understand the law and the road ahead.
Those who have been charged with domestic violence are often left wondering how exactly they went from arguing with a significant other to being taken to a local precinct for booking. Indeed, it may have all happened so fast that they don't know what's happening.