New Jersey’s domestic violence statutes are designed to add additional penalties to a number of crimes when the victim falls into a particular category, such as having been in an intimate relationship with the perpetrator, a family member, or other significant personal relationship.
Burglary (N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2) is one of the included offenses, and alleges that a person entered into a place without permission, intending to commit another crime, or that they remained in a place without permission.
How Does The Domestic Violence Charge Come Into Effect?
It’s extremely common for romantic partners, following a breakup, to lose their cool and head back to their ex’s house to fight more, get their belongings without permission, or otherwise take actions that can cause them trouble.
When you enter into another’s dwelling without permission and take or damage items, you can be charged with burglary.
Any episode of domestic strife is emotional, and it’s perfectly normal to react badly and make mistakes.
When the police become involved, you may have a serious problem on your hands.
Attorney Matthew Reisig can help straighten out your situation, and defend you against domestic violence and burglary charges.
Call 732-625-9661 today for a free consultation.