New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney Gets Judge to Dismiss Final Restraining Order (TRO)

Travis J. Tormey and the Tormey Law Firm recently represented a client at a Final Restraining Order (FRO) hearing. Our client was a girl in her early twenties. She was dating a young man whose parents did not approve of the couple’s relationship. Although she frequently visited his house, her boyfriend’s father would continually throw her out because he did not approve of their dating. Eventually, the father filed a restraining order against her to keep her out of the house for good.

At court proceedings, Mr. Tormey successfully argued that the father did not have standing under the Domestic Violence Act to file a restraining order against her. The lack of standing stemmed from the fact that they were not related, they never dated, and they never lived together. Although the father’s attorney tried to argue that her staying over their house a few times constituted living together, the judge did not agree. Ultimately, the judge dismissed the restraining order based on a lack of standing for the plaintiff.

This was a very satisfying result for the Tormey Law Firm and for our client.