Have You Been Charged with Stalking in NJ?
Protect Your Rights and Consult An Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer!
Under New Jersey Laws, Stalking can be a serious criminal charge with potentially significant penalties. Protect your rights under the law and talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney about a NJ stalking or domestic violence charge.
You can be charged with stalking if it is alleged that you have “purposefully or knowingly engages in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear bodily injury to himself or a member of his immediate family or to fear the death of himself or a member of his immediate family.”
A stalking conviction also has domestic violence implications. Oftentimes, stalking charges are closely related to cases of harassment and stalking can be related to domestic violence charges.
Stalking Penalties in New Jersey
The penalties for Stalking Charges can vary. Depending upon the circumstances, stalking is usually a crime of the 4th degree.
It can be charged as a 3rd degree crime if:
- it is committed in violation of a restraining order;
- if it is a second offense;
- if you are on parole or probation for any indictable offense, a.k.a felony level crime.
A third degree crime has a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison
A fourth degree crime has a maximum penalty of 18 months in prison.
The NJ Stalking statute is designated N.J.S.A. 2C:12-10.
Stalking Defense Strategies
We will always argue whether the circumstances of the charges are an accurate match with the letter of the NJ stalking statute. Was the alleged victim in reasonable fear?
We may argue that the charge should be reduced to a less serious harassment offense.
The legal defense we use depends on the exact facts of you particular case.
A Free, Legal Consultation on a New Jersey Stalking Charge
I can offer you a free legal consultation on your stalking, domestic violence, or other criminal charge, either in person or over the phone. You have nothing to lose by calling — and you will learn exactly what your rights and options are. I’m a New Jersey defense attorney who has represented people just like you many times before. Give me a call, and I’ll let you know if I can help. If you decide not to hire me to represent you, it has only cost you an hour of your time.
Please call me to discuss your New Jersey stalking charge, at my offices in Freehold, NJ. (888) 628-8394 or locally at (732) 625-9660. Call now for a free, no-obligation criminal defense legal consultation. We represent people accused of crimes across the entire state of New Jersey – We can help!
New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer – Freehold, NJ