Defense Lawyer For Interference With Custody (N.J.S.A. 2C:13-4) Charges
Interference With Custody (N.J.S.A. 2C:13-4) is the crime of disobeying court orders related to child custody.
This can involve detaining a minor child beyond the scope of the custody agreement, with the purpose of denying custody to the other parent, or concealing the child within or outside of New Jersey in order to evade the jurisdiction of the state.
Interference With Custody is a third degree crime in most cases, with a presumption of non-incarceration when the charge is a first offense.
If the child in question has been removed from the United States for more than 24 hours, the charge is upgraded to a second degree crime, with a sentence of 5-10 years if convicted.
There are defenses against charges of Interference With Custody in New Jersey.
Attorney Matthew Reisig defends parents who have been charged with interfering with custody agreements.
If you or a family member are dealing with interference with custody charges, call 732-625-9661 today for a free consultation.