Parsippany Harassment Crime Attorney
Counsel from a Proven New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer
Many might not consider harassment a crime, but in many cases it is, and the New Jersey Criminal Code of Justice outlines very clear definitions and penalties in the event of a charge. If you have been accused, then it critical that you seek competent legal counsel to navigate these charges. While harassment can be a serious crime, it is often vulnerable to arguments of misunderstandings or different perspectives between parties.
At The Law Offices of Christopher G. Porreca, P.C., I have time and time again navigated my clients' cases to the best possible outcome. Whether this means a reduced or completely dismissed charge, I work tirelessly to make sure my clients' voices are heard and their rights are protected as they face this troubling time.
Put your case in trusted hands. Contact my firm today to speak with a Parsippany criminal defense lawyer ready to make your needs the highest priority.
Harassment Definitions & Penalties
For someone to be charged with harassment, a number of behaviors, usually conducted over a prolonged period of time, have to be proved by the prosecution.
New Jersey criminal code defines harassment as:
- Anonymous communications at inconvenient hours or in coarse language
- Kicking, shoving, or other offensive contact, or threats to do so
- Any other behavior with the purpose to cause alarm for the victim
Harassment is usually charged as a petty disorderly persons offense, which can result in 30 days in jail and fines up to $500. However, in the case that the defendant is on probation or parole, harassment becomes a fourth-degree felony, punishable by 18 months in jail.
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Maximum penalties for harassment are avoidable. With proper defense counsel and strategy, this offense can be put behind you.
Take the first step and call The Law Offices of Christopher G. Porreca, P.C. today to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation.