Domestic Violence Lawyer in Plainsboro, NJ
Plainsboro Domestic Violence Attorneys Can Help You Contest a Restraining Order
The law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC regularly represents clients in domestic violence cases in Plainsboro and throughout New Jersey. The firm’s criminal defense attorneys have many years of experience handling domestic violence offenses. Attorneys Gary Grabas, Casey Woodruff, and Robert Rowbotham are all former county prosecutors. Jon Bramnick is a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with over 30 years of trial experience.
New Jersey Domestic Violence Law
Domestic violence cases can involve several types of offenses. Terroristic threats offenses, in particular, are commonly handled by the courts. Terroristic threats are defined in N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3. Pursuant to New Jersey law,
- a. A person is guilty of a crime of the third degree if he threatens to commit any crime of violence with the purpose to terrorize another or to cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly, or facility of public transportation, or otherwise to cause serious public inconvenience, or in reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror or inconvenience. A violation of this subsection is a crime of the second degree if it occurs during a declared period of national, State or county emergency. The actor shall be strictly liable upon proof that the crime occurred, in fact, during a declared period of national, State or county emergency. It shall not be a defense that the actor did not know that there was a declared period of emergency at the time the crime occurred.
- b. A person is guilty of a crime of the third degree if he threatens to kill another with the purpose to put him in imminent fear of death under circumstances reasonably causing the victim to believe the immediacy of the threat and the likelihood that it will be carried out.
The penalties for a terroristic threats offense are serious. A person convicted can face up to five (5) years in prison. Therefore, if you have been charged with a terroristic threats offense or any other domestic violence crime in Plainsboro, it is important to consult with a New Jersey attorney.
Free Consultations Available – Plainsboro Domestic Violence Lawyers
If you would like to speak with one our criminal defense regarding a Plainsboro domestic violence offense, you can reach us at 908.322.700. We are available 24 hours a day.