Temporary Restraining Order Against Rutgers Player Lifted

October 19, 2015 · by RLF Attorneys · in

restraining-order-documentA Piscataway municipal court judge has lifted the temporary restraining order and dismissed the simple assault charges against Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo. The charges were filed in September after authorities said Carroo attacked a woman with whom he had been romantically involved and slammed her onto concrete after a football game. The incident caused injuries to her hip, hands, elbow and head.
According to the Asbury Park Press, the charges were dismissed after the woman agreed to drop her request for a restraining order. In the hearing for the order, Judge John Jorgensen asked the woman whether she was agreeing to lift the order voluntarily. She said yes, stating, “I’m not scared, I don’t feel it’s necessary.” The two sides also contractually agreed that they would not contact one another, even through third parties.
Rutgers suspended Carroo after the charges were filed, but he has petitioned the school to lift the suspension now that the charges have been dismissed. Carroo is likely to be reinstated though the date has not yet been determined.
If a temporary restraining order has been filed against you, it is crucial that you hire an experienced defense attorney. A TRO is a temporary measure put in place by a judge to keep distance between victim and abuser before an official opportunity to present the case for a final restraining order.  Although the  accuser will have to prove why they are entitled to the restraining order before it can be issued, there must be a proactive defense. Defending against a restraining order is not easy as there can already be a stigma as an abuser once an order is filed. In addition, a restraining order is a public record that employees will have access to. As in Carroo’s case, a TRO can impact work and public perception, even if the order is later lifted by the courts.
If someone is seeking a restraining order against you or you already have one imposed against you and want to have the restraining order removed, contact Adam H. Rosenblum of The Rosenblum Law Firm. Mr. Rosenblum is a skilled attorney who has helped people in similar situations to defend their rights. Call him today at 888-815-3649.