West Windsor Harassment Lawyer
Finding yourself charged with harassment in West Windsor or anywhere else can be unnerving. The thought of a criminal record and other consequences for something you viewed as nothing more than a disagreement or sharp words with a co-worker, neighbor, girlfriend or spouse, can be alarming. The situation is only that much more stressful when a West Windsor incident results in allegations of domestic violence and a restraining order. There is no doubt that your best recourse is to hire a seasoned criminal lawyer if you are faced with such a situation.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are highly skilled in harassment law and will insure that you have every chance of avoiding a conviction and other negative consequences. Our team of criminal lawyers have been appearing in West Windsor for decades with success and possess over a century of combined experience. Several of us have also spent significant time working as prosecutors so we are certainly familiar with the tactics undertaken by the prosecution in a harassment case and/or temporary restraining order hearing. A free consultation with an attorney on our staff can be obtained anytime 24/7 by contacting our office. A lawyer is available 24/7 at 609–683–8102 to assist you.West Windsor Township Harassment Offense
Every harassment charge filed in West Windsor Township arises out of N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4 which makes this violation a disorderly persons offense. An individual must engage in conduct falling within one of three categories in order to commit this offense, including: (1) communicating in a manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm (i.e. anonymously or at extremely inconvenient hours); (b) striking, kicking, shoving or threatening to do so; or (3) a course of alarming conduct. It should also be noted that conduct alone is not enough to convict you under 2C:33-4; your action must have been intended or with the purpose to harass the victim.
A conviction for harassment carries penalties in West Windsor Municipal Court that include a fine of up to $1,000 and up to 6 months in the Mercer County Jail. You should also know that harassment is considered a predicate act of domestic violence that can provide the basis for issuance of a temporary restraining order or final restraining order.West Windsor NJ Harassment Defense Attorney
Regardless of whether the West Windsor Police or a private citizen initiated the harassment offense against you, it is important that you take the charge seriously and enlist a defense attorney who has experience in this area of law. Failing to mount a potent defense can lead to serious consequences that include jail time, fines and more. The lawyers on the defense team of the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can insure that you avoid an outcome such as this. We are former prosecutors with over 100 years of combined experience representing those accused of harassment in West Windsor and other locations in Mercer County. A lawyer is available to discuss your options around the clock at 609–683–8102. Call us for the knowledgeable guidance you need.