NJ Lawyer David BrunoThe Bianchi Law Group is proud to announce that partner David Bruno was a panelist for the Domestic Violence Symposium at the 2017 New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) convention.

David was part of a distinguished family law panel which included moderator Jeralyn Lawerence, Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Angela Dalton, Essex County Superior Court Judge David Katz, Somerset County Superior Court Judge Anthony Picheca, Assemblyman Troy Singleton, Paris Eliadas, David Mack, Dan Serviss, and Amy Zylman Shimalla.

David spoke about how Domestic Violence charges are handled in light of the recent Criminal Justice Reform and State v. Robinson, the recent NJ Supreme Court decision, which decided what discovery the prosecutor must provide at the detention hearing.

As described in part one of his three-part series on NJ Criminal Justice Reform, our bail procedures have changed from monetary bail to either detention or release with conditions. These changes are especially important for domestic violence cases because a domestic violence charge such as simple assault, aggravated assault, criminal mischief, and terroristic threats is listed within the Domestic Violence Act which is a category where a prosecutor can move to detain a defendant without bail pending trial. Read David’s Blog post on Criminal Justice Reform- Changes to the Bail System.

David is a former Assistant Prosecutor, a certified criminal trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court, and national TV legal analyst. David regularly handles domestic violence charges in Municipal and Superior Court and also represents plaintiffs and defendants at final restraining order hearings under the New Jersey Domestic Act.