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What does domestic violence- confidential mean?

Brick, NJ |

i was given a summons for harrassment. at the bottom it stated i was in violation of domestic violence- confidential. what does that mean?

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It means the information about the complaint is not revealed to you yet. You need to ask for it.

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You need to get the police reports to determine the nature of the harrassment. You will be going to court this week so you need to act fast.


It's an indication to the police, clerks, etc that the victim's address and contact number is confidential and shouldn't be released. Also may indicate that there's more information available on your charges that's not in the complaint. If it's a criminal complaint, you'll be entitled to a public defender.

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