Violating a Restraining Order in New Jersey
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If you have violated a domestic violence restraining order in Essex County, New Jersey, you will be charged under N.J.S.A. 2C:29-9, Contempt. Contempt is most often charged as a disorderly persons offense carrying a maximum penalty of one year in jail. If, however, you are charged with another disorderly person offense, or indictable offense, when you violate the restraining order you may be facing a 4th Degree indictable contempt charge. Contempt raises from a disorderly persons violation to a 4th Degree indictable charge when the underlying offense that caused the violation of the restraining order was a disorderly persons offense or higher. A 4th Degree criminal charge can carry up to (18) months of jail time.
At the law office of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC, our criminal defense lawyers have many years of experience handling Contempt charges in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-9, and other domestic violence related charges in Essex County and throughout New Jersey. Both Casey Woodruff and Gary Grabas are former prosecutors. Jon Bramnick is a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with over 30 years of experience. If you have been charged with violation of a restraining order in Essex County, you can contact us any time at (908) 322-7000.
Accused of violating a restraining order in Essex County or anywhere else in New Jersey? Contact Bramnick Law today to schedule a free consultation about your case.