According to the Trentonian, the Defendant, a twenty-nine year old male from Trenton was arrested and charged with various different felonies following that authorities are claiming was a domestic dispute.
Criminal Restraint & Drug Charges Following Domestic Dispute in Trenton
According to the reports, the Defendant and the alleged victim began arguing inside their apartment at the Donnelly Homes Housing Complex. When the argument escalated, the victim alleges that the Defendant physically restrained her from leaving the apartment and was holding her against her will. When the Trenton police arrived on scene they placed the Defendant under arrest for the domestic dispute. However, during a search incident to arrest, the Defendant was determined to be in possession of two Oxycodone pills and a couple grams of marijuana as well.
The Defendant was formally charged with one count of criminal restraints in the third degree, one count of possession of a prescription legend drug in the third degree and possession of marijuana under 50 grams, a disorderly persons offense (misdemeanor). It does not appear that the victim filed for what is known as a temporary restraining order (TRO), which since the allegations involve a domestic dispute, the victim would have been entitled to apply for. Pursuant to New Jersey’s bail reform, since the offense is classified as an “act of domestic violence” the Defendant was most likely taken to the Mercer County Jail so that pretrial services could conduct a risk assessment. Depending on how the the risk assessment goes, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office could seek to detain the Defendant pretrial, without bail. Before that can occur, they must file for and be successful at the Defendant’s Detention Hearing. For more information detention hearings for domestic violence cases in Mercer County, please contact our Hamilton office at 609-789-0779 and one of our attorneys would be glad to go over the process with you.
Trenton NJ Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys
If you have been arrested and charged with a domestic violence offenses, whether it be simple assault, criminal restraints, stalking, terroristic threats, harassment, aggravated assault or served with a restraining order, the Keith Oliver Criminal Law can help. Our office serves all of Mercer County, including towns Hamilton, East Windsor, West Windsor, Trenton, Princeton, Robbinsville, Hopewell, Ewing and Lawrenceville. If you would like to schedule a free initial consultation, then please contact us at 609-789-0779 or leave us an email. As always, our initial consultations are free of costs, so if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
For more information on this incident, please checkout the Trentonian’s article labeled, Drugs, assaults and robbery: Jan. 29, 2018 Police Blotter.