They will explain the court process and advise the victim about what services are available. The complaint will then be processed and the case will be heard as soon as possible before a judge/domestic violence hearing officer. A record can make it hard to get a job, loan or other possibilities that otherwise would be open. Once the matter has been resolved, and at least 5 years have gone by, you are eligible to have your record expunged.
The court may wave the penalty in cases of extreme hardship. If you have been accused of an act of domestic violence, remember that once you have been arrested, it stays on your record whether you can convince the charges to be dropped or not. If you’ve been accused of committing an act of domestic violence, we can also help find the truth of the matter and help you through the court process.In New Jersey, a domestic violence complaint can be filed at the family court in your county. After the complaint has been filed, the victim will be interviewed by a probation officer and a representative from the battered women’s program.