Harassment Charges Dismissed At Trial
September 17, 2018
Bordentown NJ Harassment Attorney
What began as playful banter between two people over social media can quickly turn into criminal charges. Whether you were trying to win back your ex-girlfriend or if you were arguing with a former friend, criminal charges for harassment will quickly put a stop to this behavior. If you have been arrested and charged with harassment, terroristic threats, simple assault or served with a restraining order, contact a Burlington County Attorney. Harassment is s petty disorderly persons offense that carries possible incarceration, probation, fines and could even result in a final restraining order with the Burlington County Superior Court Family Division. If you would like to consult with an experience Mount Holly Criminal Defense Attorney, please contact our office directly at (609) 850-8284. We can be reached 24/7 for your convenience and we represent individuals charged with harassment throughout Burlington County and the surrounding areas.
Harassment Charges N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4 Dismissed
Recently, I represented a client from Texas who was charged with harassment against her brother while visiting New Jersey. Unfortunately for my client, the costs of flying back and forth to handle her case was a daunting prospect and not financially viable. When I was contacted to represent my client, I was able to waive her appearance on the criminal charges and mark the matter for trial. Without my client ever having to spend a dime to return to New Jersey to litigate her case, I was able to obtain an outright dismissal of the charges and apply for an expedited expungement of the arrest record. For my client, this was a great relief because she was in the process of obtaining employment with the federal government and any criminal conviction on her record would have disqualified her from the position.
New Jersey Harassment Laws
The New Jersey Harassment statute is found under N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4. Specifically, the laws on harassment state that a person commits a petty disorderly persons offense if, with purpose to harass another, he:
1. Makes, or causes to be made, a communication or communications anonymously or at extremely inconvenient hours, or in offensively coarse language, or any other manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm;
2. Subjects another to striking, kicking, shoving, or other offensive touching, or threatens to do so; or
3. Engages in any other course of alarming conduct or of repeatedly committed acts with purpose to alarm or seriously annoy such other person.
These charges can rise to a fourth degree indictable offense which carries up to eighteen (18) months in a New Jersey State Prison. For more information on New Jersey’s Harassment law and the ways to beat a Harassment charge, please visit here.
Burlington County Criminal Lawyers
If you or someone in your family are struggling with criminal charges stemming from a bad relationship or a momentary lapse in judgement, please contact our office directly at (609) 850-8284. We represent individuals in courts throughout Burlington County, including Evesham, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, Willingboro, Bordentown, Burlington Township, Pemberton, Bass River, Southampton, Florence, Riverside, Maple Shade, Palmyra and Moorestown.