Harassment charges include a wide range of offenses in New Jersey. These charges are often considered a disorderly person’s offense which is not considered a crime though will still be placed on your criminal record. Harassment, however, can also be charged as a fourth-degree indictable offense which is more serious. Being convicted of a harassment charge can lead to severe penalties. It is important, therefore, to take harassment and other criminal charges seriously to avoid lifelong consequences.
As Trenton harassment lawyers, the legal team at Davé Law Firm will advocate for your rights and best interests with prosecutors and in court. Our skilled legal team shares approximately 80,000 combined cases in representing clients in both criminal and civil courts. Set up your free initial consultation so that we can fight for you from beginning to end.
Because of the often ambiguous nature of these offenses, having a skilled criminal defense attorney to tackle your harassment charges is an effective way to get them dismissed or the penalties lessened.
If you are convicted of a harassment charge, the offense is considered a disorderly person’s offense. The penalties include a 30-day jail sentence and a monetary fine up to $500. However, if you are on probation or parole at the time of the harassment offense in New Jersey, the charges can be upped to a fourth-degree felony charge punishable by up to 18 months in prison.
Clearly, harassment charges are sweeping and can be effectively argued due to their ambiguous nature. Many harassment cases do not have merit under the law but are brought forth because of an alleged victim’s complaint. In these cases, one of our knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys can analyze the facts and present an argument in court that may lead to the downgrading or dismissal of the charges.
Contact our dedicated team to secure an experienced advocate who will work with you every step of the way in pursuing a desirable outcome to avoid the potentially serious consequences of a harassment charge.
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