Morris County NJ Restraining Order Defense Lawyers
Morris County Restraining Order Dismissed after Final Restraining Order (FRO) Hearing
Travis J. Tormey recently represented a client who was facing a final restraining order (FRO) at the Morris County Superior Court in Morristown, New Jersey. Our client was a volunteer fireman in Morris County with no prior criminal record who had recently broken up with his girlfriend of several months. Unfortunately for him, she broke up with him over text message and he was unable to receive any closure with a “face to face” conversation. Then, he happened to run into her at a local pub in Morris Plains and followed her home in an attempt to speak to her about their relationship. This was only two (2) days after she had broken up with him over the phone. His ex-girlfriend then filed a restraining order against him claiming that he was stalking her and she was in fear for her safety.
After a final restraining order (FRO) hearing before a Superior Court Judge in Morris County, the judge dismissed the restraining order. He did not find grounds for stalking, which requires a specific course of conduct, and he also found that our client’s intentions were to speak to the plaintiff about their relationship, not to alarm her in any way. However, the plaintiff made it clear that she did not want to have any further contact with our client and any future contact could be deemed harassment or stalking, thus providing grounds for a new restraining order. Our client was very happy to have avoided the dire consequences of the restraining order and was able to move on with his life, leaving this situation in the past.
To speak with one of our aggressive restraining order defense lawyers, contact the Hackensack offices of The Tormey Law Firm anytime at (201)-330-4979. One of our attorneys will be pleased to provide you with a free comprehensive analysis of your case and to outline your available options.