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A Brief Look at New Jersey's Domestic Violence Law

Domestic violence is a serious societal problem and its consequences can last a lifetime and cut across generations. Most victims of domestic violence are women and it is estimated that one in every four will be a victim at some point in their lifetime. That is why New Jersey has very strict domestic violence laws. If the police are dispatched after a report of domestic violence and there any signs of physical injuries, the alleged abuser must be arrested, even if there are no independent witnesses.