Facing An Act of Domestic Violence in New Jersey

When faced with an act of Domestic Violence, the State of New Jersey has a statute to protect victims. The New Jersey Domestic Violence Act, N.J.S.A. 2C:25-18, states that:

The Legislature finds and declares that domestic violence is a serious crime against society; that there are thousands of persons in this State who are regularly beaten, tortured and in some cases even killed by their spouses or cohabitants; . . . It is therefore, the intent of the Legislature to assure the victims of domestic violence the maximum protection from abuse the law can provide. (more…)