Criminal Restraint (NJSA 2C:13-2) is a potentially serious criminal charge in New Jersey that alleges that you unlawfully restrained another in circumstances that posed a risk of serious bodily harm, or that you held a person in involuntary servitude.
It is usually charged in relation to Kidnapping or False Imprisonment, and acts as a mid-level charge between the two.
Ways Criminal Restraint Relates To Kidnapping Or False Imprisonment
In False Imprisonment, you are charged with restraining a person in a way that interferes with their liberty, but that charge includes no mention of the risk of bodily harm.
Kidnapping is a much more complicated and serious charge and considered a step up from Criminal Restraint.
Criminal Restraint is a Third Degree crime, carrying a potential sentence of three to five years.
Contact An Attorney That Has Experience With Criminal Restraint Charges In New Jersey
If you’ve been charged with Criminal Restraint alone, or as part of a larger series of charges, call attorney Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 and speak to an experienced defense attorney for free.