§ 2C:25-17 Short title
§ 2C:25-18 Findings, declarations
§ 2C:25-19 Definitions.
§ 2C:25-20 Development of training course; curriculum.
§ 2C:25-21 Arrest of alleged attacker; seizure of weapons, etc.
§ 2C:25-21.1 Rules, regulations concerning weapons prohibitions and domestic violence.
§ 2C:25-22 Immunity from civil liability
§ 2C:25-23 Dissemination of notice to victim of domestic violence
§ 2C:25-24 Domestic violence offense reports.
§ 2C:25-25 Criminal complaints; proceedings
§ 2C:25-26 Release of defendant before trial; conditions.
§ 2C:25-26.1 Notification of victim of release of defendant
§ 2C:25-27 Conditions of sentencing of defendant found guilty of domestic violence.
§ 2C:25-28 Filing complaint alleging domestic violence in Family Part; proceeding.
§ 2C:25-28.1 In-house restraining order prohibited
§ 2C:25-29 Hearing procedure; relief.
§ 2C:25-29.1 Civil penalty for certain domestic violence offenders.
§ 2C:25-29.2 Collection, distribution of civil penalties collected.
§ 2C:25-29.3 Rules of Court.
§ 2C:25-29.4 Surcharge for domestic violence offender to fund grants.
§ 2C:25-30 Violations, penalties
§ 2C:25-31 Contempt, law enforcement procedures.
§ 2C:25-32 Alleged contempt, complainant’s procedure
§ 2C:25-33 Records of applications for relief; reports; confidentiality; forms.
§ 2C:25-34 Domestic violence restraining orders, central registry.
§ 2C:25-35 Rules of Court concerning central registry for domestic violence.

Terms Used In New Jersey Statutes > Title 2C > Chapter 25 - Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991

  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • person: includes corporations, companies, associations, societies, firms, partnerships and joint stock companies as well as individuals, unless restricted by the context to an individual as distinguished from a corporate entity or specifically restricted to one or some of the above enumerated synonyms and, when used to designate the owner of property which may be the subject of an offense, includes this State, the United States, any other State of the United States as defined infra and any foreign country or government lawfully owning or possessing property within this State. See New Jersey Statutes 1:1-2
  • Personal property: includes goods and chattels, rights and credits, moneys and effects, evidences of debt, choses in action and all written instruments by which any right to, interest in, or lien or encumbrance upon, property or any debt or financial obligation is created, acknowledged, evidenced, transferred, discharged or defeated, in whole or in part, and everything except real property as herein defined which may be the subject of ownership. See New Jersey Statutes 1:1-2
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • State: extends to and includes any State, territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia and the Canal Zone. See New Jersey Statutes 1:1-2
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • sworn: includes "affirmed. See New Jersey Statutes 1:1-2
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.