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New Brunswick Harassment Defense Lawyer

Have You Been Charged With Harassment or Domestic Violence in New Brunswick?

A Former New Brunswick Municipal Prosecutor Is Ready To Defend You.

Many people don’t understand what harassment is and are shocked to find out that a lapse in judgment can actually result in a criminal record and penalties that can be life altering. The unfortunate reality is that such a mishap can unequivocally alter your future absent sound representation from a skilled defense lawyer.

This is one reason why you should strongly consider contacting the accomplished attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall. We are a team of eight criminal lawyers, most of whom are former prosecutors, who have been defending clients in New Brunswick Municipal Court for decades.

For an immediate consultation with an attorney at the firm any time of day or night, including a former prosecutor of the New Brunswick Municipal Court, contact our New Brunswick Office. A lawyer can be reach now at 732-246-7126 for a comprehensive review of your case with obligation.

Harassment Offense in New Brunswick New Jersey

N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4 defines harassment as engaging in conduct or language intended to harass or seriously annoy another person. There are essentially three kinds of conduct that constitute harassment under this law, including:

• Communication anonymously or at extremely inconvenient hours, or in offensively coarse language, or any other manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm.
• Any attempt to push, shove, or strike someone.
• A course of conduct that is alarming.

Harassment in New Jersey is petty disorderly persons offense and if convicted, you will be exposed to a fine of up to $500, up to 30 days in a county jail, and a criminal record.

A conviction for harassment is also a problem because many public and private employers will disqualify you from getting or maintaining employment with them if you have a conviction for a crime like harassment on your record. This includes the New Jersey public school system and some other state and federal employers
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Harassment charges typically arise out of relationships between individuals who don’t like each other. It may start with name calling and accusations, then escalate to more aggressive activity such as engaging in verbal abuse and threats.

To convict you of harassment in New Jersey, the prosecutor need only show that you purposely (and with the intent to harass) engaged in harassing behavior directed towards the alleged victim and that he or she felt sufficiently vexed, annoyed, harassed, or threatened.

How a New Brunswick, NJ Harassment Defense Lawyer Can Help

More than ever, prosecutors are pursuing convictions for those accused of harassment via texting, tweeting, posting on facebook, messaging, Instagram, or otherwise engaging in harassing behavior, be it on social media or the old fashioned way—in person or by phone call. Therefore, if you are charged with harassment, it is a really good idea to hire an experienced harassment defense attorney to be on your side.

A collateral consequence of harassment is the possibility of a restraining order. This circumstance arises when the victim is someone protected by the New Jersey Domestic Violence Prevention Act. When this the case, an act of New Brunswick Domestic Violence results in the collateral consequences of a temporary restraining order.

You should also know that Conditional Dismissal and Pretrial Intervention are two diversionary programs that our lawyers can utilize to avoid a criminal record on your behalf in New Brunswick.

New Brunswick Harassment Attorney

The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is a team of experienced criminal defense lawyers who have been defending clients in New Jersey for several decades and have handled many of these exact kinds of cases. If you would like to speak to an attorney on our staff about an arrest or charge for harassment in New Brunswick, do not hesitate to contact our firm 24/7. Attorneys on our staff are available for free consultations by calling 732-246-7126.