TRO Dismissed in Mercer County New Jersey

Mr. Oliver from our office just resolved a case a Temporary Restraining Order in the Mercer County Superior Court last week. Our client was the Defendant and issued a Temporary Restraining Order in Ewing Township. Once Mr. Oliver and the client met and discussed the facts of the case, it was apparent that the plaintiff was going to have serious proof issues. Mr. Oliver was able to recover countless text messages, emails and phone call records which exploited serious misconceptions in the plaintiff’s version of events. Furthermore, it became apparent through the text messages that the plaintiff had other ulterior motives when it came to obtaining the Temporary Restraining Order, which is one thing that the court system does not take kindly. When a plaintiff is using the TRO as “a sword as opposed to a shield”, the court system gets very irritated fast. In other other words, the court really frowns upon a situation where in which the plaintiff is simply seeking a TRO for means other than that they truly fear the Defendant.

Once a timeline of events was created it was obvious that the TRO was baseless. Mr. Oliver appeared in court and some of the issues were discussed on the record prior to the Judge granting an adjournment for discovery purposes. After hearing those issues, the Plaintiff decided it would be in their best interest to dismiss the TRO prior to having a Final Restraining Hearing. In the end, the Defendant had all charges dismissed against her and she was able to continue on with her career. If the TRO became a final restraining order, it would have had a serious impact on the Defendant’s career.

Restraining Order Lawyers in Ewing NJ

There is not much that can be done to prevent someone from filling a Temporary Restraining Order if that is their goal. However, this a lot can be done to prevent that TRO from becoming a Final Restraining Order (FRO). These hearing are often complicated and have a lot of moving pieces to them. Being able to sift through the text messages, emails, phone record and whatever other evidence exists will allow for an attorney to create issues with the Plaintiffs TRO case. As their version of events are usually exaggerated, if not fabricated. This is why it is strongly recommended that you speak to an experienced Mercer County domestic violence criminal defense attorney as soon as possible about your options. Hiring an experienced Domestic Violence defense attorney can go a long way to protecting your rights. If you would like to speak to Mr. Oliver or one of the other attorneys on our staff about your options, then please contact us at (609) 789-0779. We are well aware that these types of incidents can occur at all hours of the day so we try to make ourselves available around the clock.

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Author: Keith G. Oliver

Founding partner Keith G. Oliver has a passion for helping people who are caught up in the criminal justice system. He believes that everyone has a right to be presumed innocent, and that one mistake shouldn’t define a person forever. This passion drives Mr. Oliver to tirelessly fight for his clients and pursue the best possible outcome in every case.