In our experience, criminal restraint charges typically involve some sort of domestic dispute that escalated into something more serious. As most adults understand, domestic relationships can fracture and become strained quickly and violently. When criminal restraint stems from a domestic incident, you will also be forced to deal with criminal charges involving an “act of domestic violence.” Police, prosecutors and judges all treat domestic violence cases differently than standard criminal cases. Domestic violence cases tend to result in no contact orders, anger management classes and even restraining orders. Nevertheless, a criminal restraint charge is a third degree indictable felony offense in Burlington County. A conviction could result in upwards of five years in a New Jersey State Penitentiary and other ancillary penalties.
Have you been arrested for criminal restraint? Did the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office file for Pretrial Detention? Do you have a prior history of domestic violence? If you have any of these questions or others regarding your pending criminal case, please contact our office. Our office has represented clients charged criminally throughout New Jersey and we have obtained dismissals of countless restraining orders for individuals. If you would like a consultation with one of the firm’s partners, please contact our office directly at (609) 850-8284 today. Our office serves individuals charged in towns like Evesham,Mount Holly, Bordentown, Moorestown,Burlington Township,Mount Laurel, Pemberton, Medford,Maple Shade and Florence. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call.
Criminal Restraint Charge in Cinnaminson NJ
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:13-2, criminal restraint involves conduct whereby the defendant “unlawfully restrains another and in doing so exposes the victim to risk of serious bodily injury.” This criminal charge is similar to two other crimes in New Jersey: kidnapping and false imprisonment. These cases tend to rely heavily on witness testimony and circumstantial evidence. For a more in depth consultation on how the law could be applied to your particular case, contact our office to speak with an attorney.
What are the Penalties for Criminal Restraint Charge in Mount Laurel, NJ?
As previously mentioned, criminal restraint is a third degree criminal offense in New Jersey. Third degree charges are indictable offenses, which means that it will be handled by the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office in the Burlington County Superior Court. These cases must be presented to a grand jury in order to obtain an “indictment.” If your case is indicted and you either plead guilty or are found guilty at trial, you may be sentenced to the following penalties:
• Three (3) to five (5) years in a NJ State Prison • $15,000 fine • Criminal record • Probation • No contact order
Pretrial Intervention for Criminal Restraint in NJ
Indictable cases at the Superior Court can be diverted into the diversionary program known as Pretrial intervention (PTI). This program allows defendants to avoid a criminal record and result in the ultimate dismissal of the original charges upon successful completion of a probationary period. Admission into the program requires an interview and screening and review from the the Burlington County Prosecutor prior to any admission. This generally means that the victim’s position and opinion will be taken into consideration. Also, if your case involves domestic violence, then you will be required to enter a formal guilty plea before you may enter the diversionary program known as Pretrial Intervention. For more information on the PTI or to speak with an attorney about your case, please contact our office at (609) 850-8284.
Criminal Restraint Attorneys in Bordentown NJ
Whether you are facing charges for simple assault, criminal restraint, criminal sexual contact,aggravated assault, kidnapping, false imprisonment or if you were served with a restraining order, the criminal trial attorneys at Proetta& Oliver can help. Our firm’s criminal practice is headed by former New Jersey Deputy Attorney General, William C. Fay, IV. Our firm is experienced and familiar with New Jersey’s criminal laws and we can assist you or your family member in their pending criminal matters. For an immediate and complimentary consultation with Mr. Fay, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today at (609) 850-8284.
Our phones are answered 24 hours a day. We are available weekdays during business hours. We also meet with clients on evenings and weekends by request. We have four office locations conveniently located in Mount Laurel, Point Pleasant, Princeton and Middletown. All major credit cards are accepted.