A.A.R. v. J.R.C.

The New Jersey Appellate Division ruled that procedural due process requires that before trial, judges inform the defendants in domestic violence proceedings both of the serious consequences resulting from the entry of a final restraining order (FRO) and of their right to retain legal counsel. Here, neither party was represented by counsel at the FRO hearing. As a result, the Appellate Division reversed and remanded.

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