Robbinsville Township Harassment Lawyer
Harassment is a charge that can arise in Robbinsville Township in a variety of different circumstances. While many harassment charges are filed by the police, there certainly is a disproportionate number of complaints filed by private citizens as compared to other criminal matters in Robbinsville. A common origin is some form of alleged domestic violence. Irrespective of the context in which you were charged with harassment in Robbinsville New Jersey, you are facing a criminal offense that carries serious penalties. An attorney on the staff of our firm can help you mount a potent defense so that these consequences are averted. Here at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience to utilize in formulating and presenting your cases. An attorney with the skill to secure a dismissal or downgrade of your Robbinsville harassment offense is ready to assist you at 609–683–8102. Contact us any time 24/7 for immediate assistance from a lawyer on our team.
Harassment Charge in Robbinsville New Jersey
A criminal charge for harassment in Robbinsville arises out of N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4. Just about any conduct committed for the purpose of harassing another person can potentially provide a basis under this law, including:
- Communications likely to annoy or alarm another person;
- Threatens to or striking, shoving, kicking, or offensively touching another;
- Making anonymous communications;
- Making communications at extremely inconvenience hours;
- Using offensive language;
- Engaging in a course of alarming conduct to seriously annoy the other person; or
- Committing repeated acts with the purpose seriously annoy the other person.
A conviction for harassment under 2C:33-4 typically results in a criminal conviction for a petty disorderly persons offense that will be reflected in future backgrounds checks. The penalties that may be imposed include a fine of up to $500, up to 30 days in the county jail, VCCB assessment of $50, Safe Neighborhood assessment of $75, court costs of $33, restitution, probation and/or loss of driving privileges. It is important to keep in mind that these penalties apply in addition to any relief that may be granted to a victim who has secured a temporary estraining order.
Fourth Degree Harassment. Unlike a petty disorderly persons offense for harassment which is handled in Robbinsville Municipal Court, a fourth degree crime under 2C:33-4 can only be dealt with at the Mercer County Superior Court. A harassment charge in Robbinsville escalates in this manner if the defendant commits the violation when he/she is serving a term of imprisonment or is on probation or parole for an indictable criminal offense (i.e. a crime of the first, second, third or fourth degree). The penalties for a fourth degree crime of harassment include a fine of up to $10,000 and up to 18 months in prison.
Robbinsville Harassment Defense Attorney
Harassment is obviously a criminal offense that has the potential to be complicated in Robbinsville Municipal Court and elsewhere in New Jersey. If you fail to prepare your defense effectively, you will be left with a record and other serious consequences and hiring a qualified defense attorney is probably your biggest tool to ensure that this does not occur. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall understand how a harassment conviction can negatively affect your life and the best ways to escape such an outcome. With several decades of combined legal experience, and having served as prosecutors in the areas surrounding Robbinsville Township, our lawyers are familiar with the court system and able to provide you with the help you need. Contact our office today to discuss your harassment case with a skilled lawyer immediately.
We serve clients throughout Mercer County, New Jersey — including Trenton, Hamilton, Princeton Borough, West Windsor, East Windsor, Lawrence Township, Robbinsville, Hightstown, Princeton Township, Ewing and Hopewell — and surrounding areas, including Hunterdon County and Burlington County.