Criminal Defense Attorney In New Jersey For Those Facing False Imprisonment Charges
False Imprisonment (N.J.S.A. 2C:13-3) in New Jersey is a disorderly persons offense, so whether or not you’ll face jail time is largely determined by two things: your past criminal history, if any, and your choice to face the charges on your own or with an attorney.
If you’re a first offender charged with False Imprisonment, conviction carries a presumption of non-incarceration, though you’ll likely be facing significant fines and fees as a result.
You’ll also have to deal with a criminal record that can’t be expunged for five years, and can narrow your job searches and limit other opportunities.
If you have a criminal history already on the books, you’re facing the risk of six months of jail time, plus fines and fees.
When you work with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney, you stand the best chance of beating the charges, or even ending the case before it goes to trial.
Whether this is through a deal or simply by making the prosecution believe your case isn’t worth prosecuting.
Call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 for a free consultation regarding false imprisonment charges and their penalties.