Criminal Defense Lawyer For Those Facing False Imprisonment Charges
In New Jersey, a variety of criminal charges can be levied when a person unlawfully restrains another’s actions.
False Imprisonment (N.J.S.A. 2C:13-3) is a disorderly persons offense that is charged when prosecutors believe they can prove that you knowingly unlawfully restrained another person so as to substantially interfere with their liberty.
False Imprisonment charges carry a presumption of non-incarceration, though fines and other penalties for False Imprisonment may be applied.
If you have a previous criminal conviction, you may face up to six months in jail if convicted of False Imprisonment.
It’s vital that you take even disorderly persons charges seriously.
When a False Imprisonment case goes badly, you run the risk of a criminal record, jail time, and extensive fines and restitution.
There are many defenses available to you, as well as pre-trial efforts that can end your case with no jail time.
Matthew Reisig defends people in New Jersey from all types of charges.
Call 732-625-9661 today for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense lawyer.