NEW JERSEY CONTEMPT LAWYER
Contempt of court is a criminal offense in New Jersey. Anyone convicted of contempt faces hefty penalties that may include fines, community service, probation and even jail. Therefore, it is important for anyone charged with receiving stolen property in New Jersey to consult with an experienced New Jersey Contempt Lawyer. The Sloan Law Firm handles restraining order violations and other contempt charges. The initial consultation is free.
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NEW JERSEY CONTEMPT LAW
In New Jersey, the contempt is governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:29-9, which provides:
2C:29-9. Contempt. a. A person is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree if he purposely or knowingly disobeys a judicial order or protective order, pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1985, c.250 (C.2C:28-5.1), or hinders, obstructs or impedes the effectuation of a judicial order or the exercise of jurisdiction over any person, thing or controversy by a court, administrative body or investigative entity.
b. Except as provided below, a person is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree if that person purposely or knowingly violates any provision in an order entered under the provisions of the “Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991,” P.L.1991, c.261 (C.2C:25-17 et al.) or an order entered under the provisions of a substantially similar statute under the laws of another state or the United States when the conduct which constitutes the violation could also constitute a crime or a disorderly persons offense. In all other cases a person is guilty of a disorderly persons offense if that person knowingly violates an order entered under the provisions of this act or an order entered under the provisions of a substantially similar statute under the laws of another state or the United States. Orders entered pursuant to paragraphs (3), (4), (5), (8) and (9) of subsection b. of section 13 of P.L.1991, c.261 (C.2C:25-29) or substantially similar orders entered under the laws of another state or the United States shall be excluded from the provisions of this subsection.
As used in this subsection, “state” means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. The term includes an Indian tribe or band, or Alaskan native village, which is recognized by a federal law or formally acknowledged by a state.
New Jersey Contempt Lawyer – (908) 358-2938
The Sloan Law Firm provides aggressive and experienced legal defense to anyone charged with contempt in New Jersey. It is important to protect your rights, especially if you have been charged with a criminal offense. If you or a loved one has been charged with contempt and would like to discuss the matter, please do not hesitate to contact the Sloan Law Firm for a free initial consultation at: (908) 358-2938.
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