Somerville Domestic Violence Lawyers
Domestic Violence Attorney Can Defend You at Somerville Restraining Order Hearings
The crimes related to domestic violence in New Jersey are very serious. The consequences of a conviction are severe and can have a huge impact upon your life and your family. These consequences can range from the initial shame and embarrassment of being charged with a domestic violence related offense to child custody issues, fines and even jail time. That is why it is important to speak with a Somerville domestic violence lawyer in the event you are charged with an act of domestic violence.
Domestic Violence Charges in Somerville, New Jersey
Domestic violence covers many actions including: stalking, sexual assault, assault, harassment, false imprisonment and many other acts against those protected under the New Jersey Prevention of Violence Act. Harassment charges are particularly common. In New Jersey, courts routinely handle harassment offenses related to domestic violence.
Somerville Harassment Charges & Penalties
New Jersey’s Harassment law is set forth at N.J.S.A 2C:33-4. A person is guilty of a petty disorderly persons offense of the harassment if he:
- 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
- Subjects another to striking, kicking, shoving, or other offensive touching, or threatens to do so
- Engages in any other course of alarming conduct or of repeatedly committed acting with purpose to alarm or seriously annoy another person.
Petty disorderly offenses carry a possible jail sentence of 30 days and up to $500 in fines.
The domestic violence attorneys at the law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC have many years of experience handling domestic violence cases. Casey Woodruff, Gary Grabas and Robert Rowbotham are all former New Jersey Prosecutors. Jon Bramnick is a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with over 30 years of experience.
Free Consultation Available – Somerville Domestic Violence Attorneys
If you have been charged with any domestic violence related offense in Somerville, New Jersey you can contact us 24 hours a day at (908) 322-7000