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Princeton University Domestic Violence & Stalking Offenses

It is unfortunately the case that Princeton University has more than a few offenses involving domestic violence, dating violence and stalking annually. The chart and statistics below came from the Annual Public Safety Report that the University is required to prepare every year under federal law. What our lawyers can unequivocally tell you is that you absolutely need to secure skilled representation if you have been accused of domestic violence whether it involves allegations of assault, harassment, terroristic threat or stalking. The attorneys in our Princeton Office are nicely positioned to successfully defend you. We are former prosecutors with over a century of combined experience to insure your success. To discuss the specific facts of your case with an attorney at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, call us at 609–683–8102.

Statistics for Domestic Violence, Dating Violence & Stalking at Princeton University during 2015.
Stalking at Princeton University

There are a few cases of stalking most years at Princeton University. Stalking is a fourth degree or third degree crime depending on the underlying circumstances of the violation. The NJ Stalking Law is contained at N.J.S.A. 2C:12-10. The charge arises if someone “purposefully or knowingly engages in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for his safety or the safety of a third person or suffer other emotional distress”. The penalties for fourth degree stalking are up to 18 months in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Third degree stalking carries a fine of up to $15,000 and up to 5 years in prison. A conviction for stalking also results in entry of a restraining order against the defendant.

Princeton University Harassment Charge

Harassment is set forth at N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4 of the Criminal Code. A violation of this law is generally a disorderly persons offense, a misdemeanor, which results in a fine of up to $1,000 and a county jail term of up to 6 months. A violation of this law is committed at Princeton University if, with the purpose to harass, a person: (1) make a communication anonymously or at extremely inconvenient hours, or in offensively coarse language, or any other manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm; (2) strike, kick, shove or engage in offensive touching, or threatens to do so; or (3) engage in a course of alarming conduct or commit acts with purpose to alarm or seriously annoy.

Princeton University Restraining Order Attorney

An act of domestic violence, including stalking, harassment, simple assault, aggravated assault or stalking, can result in a restraining order when entry of an order of protection is necessary in order to prevent continued incidents of abuse of the victim. It is important to keep in mind that entry of a temporary restraining order or final restraining order is civil in nature.

Princeton NJ Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys

There is no question that hiring a skilled Princeton Criminal Defense Lawyer will allow you to gain a significant benefit. An attorney who knows how to effectively defend allegations of domestic violence will arm you with the tools to avert a conviction or entry of a restraining order. The defense attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have over a century of combined experience to serve you in this role. Call our Princeton Office at 609–683–8102 for a free consultation.