New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer For Those Facing Contempt Charges (N.J.S.A. 2C:29-9)
Because of the proliferation of anti-domestic violence legislation in New Jersey and around the country, courts treat violations of restraining orders very seriously.
Even if you accidentally violated the terms of a restraining order against you, or you meant no harm when you contacted an ex, you can find yourself facing significant penalties for Contempt (N.J.S.A. 2C:29-9), including jail time of up to 18 months.
Violation of any court order is a problem. Judges routinely issue orders related to any number of disputes, and they expect anyone so ordered to follow them.
When a restraining order is in place, it reflects the court’s agreement that the restrained party poses a threat to the holder of the order.
Because of the heightened awareness of the dangers of violence in domestic situations, these types of violations are prosecuted as Fourth Degree crimes, comparable to a felony in other states.
Domestic Violence charges have the potential to wreck your life.
It’s very important that you face any Contempt charges related to a restraining order with absolute seriousness, and get the best legal help you can find.
Matthew Reisig defends people in New Jersey against allegations that they’ve violated court orders and restraining orders.
all 732-625-9661 today to speak to an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney for free.