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Jail: Up to 30 days unless committed when the defendant was
serving prison time, on parole or probation then up to 18
months in jail
Fine: Up to $500 or up to $7500.00 if committed when the
defendant was serving prison time, on parole or probation.
Additional Penalties: The judge in his/her discretion may also
order the offender to serve community service, pay restitution,
serve time on probation and attend counseling and anger
management classes for a harassment charge.
NJ Harassment Charge 2C:33-4) Penalties
* Disclaimer: All Penalties listed above are the ordinary terms. Harassment is commonly charged with other crimes such as: assault, stalking, cyber
harassment, etc. Additional penalties for repeat criminal harassment offenders may apply . Please see attorney for details for applicability to your particular
offense. This website is provided for informational purposes and is not intended to give legal advise. The definition of harassment as listed above is
simplified, please contact one of our New Jersey Harassment lawyers for complete details of what is a valid harassment charge in New Jersey.
Due to the vagueness of the term, Harassment is a very
inclusive charge. It is one of the most common offenses
charged in Municipal Court and it is broad and wide ranging
in the conduct it can encompass. Harassment is
considered a downgrade charge to many offenses such as
simple assault, domestic violence, and even theft or
shoplifting. Harassment can be charged with the offenses
mentioned above or separately and many times follows
with a TRO or FRO (temporary restraining order of final
restraining order). Harassment in NJ requires a purposeful
conduct and it must be the defendant's conscious purpose
to engage in conduct that is intended to harass the victim.
Because this charge is so vague, easy to commit and all
encompassing, every harassment charge needs to be
fought with the best representation. Whether you spend
one day in jail or none the consequences of a conviction
for harassment will last a lifetime and may never be
repaired or eliminated. For example, although not
considered a criminal offense and only a petty disorderly
offense in NJ the NCIC database still pick this offense up
on the database as a criminal offense. Thus, your
employer and school may consider harassment a criminal
offense when making a decision on a position. Many
defenses exist to a harassment charge, but you must take
the first step and call our office at 1-800-9-RIGHTS and
setup a free in office consultation. The consultation is free,
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What is Harassment in NJ (Simplified Law)
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Harassment Defenses in New Jersey
Many defenses to harassment exist but must be presented properly and pursuant to specific NJ court rules thus the need for
an experienced NJ Harassment Lawyer like Attorney H. Scott Aalsberg. Based on your case the defenses include but are not
limited to: duress, intoxication, consent, justification, self defense, alibi, and even insanity. In NJ certain defenses (for example
insanity) must have a written notice of intention served upon the prosecuting attorney prior to trial. For an alibi defense in NJ
you must within 10 days after a written demand by the prosecuting attorney, furnish the prosecuting attorney with a signed
statement of alibi, specifying the specific place or places at which you claims to have been at the time of the alleged offense, in
addition to the names and addresses of the witnesses upon whom you intend to rely to establish the alibi defense. These
defenses can get complicated and you cannot afford to lose your charge as the effects of a conviction are serious. Get the
Best Defense, put Attorney H. Scott Aalsberg, Esq on your side to win your harassment charge. The call to set up your
consultation and only takes a minute, but the results will last a lifetime.
Section A of the NJ Harrassment Law:
Except as provided in subsection e., a person commits a petty disorderly
persons offense if the actor makes, or causes to be made, a communication
or communications anonymously or at extremely inconvenient hours, or in
offensively coarse language, or any other manner likely to cause annoyance
or alarm; A communication under subsection a. may be deemed to have
been made either at the place where it originated or at the place where it was
Section B of the NJ Harassment Law:
The Actor subjects another to striking, kicking, shoving, or other offensive
touching, or threatens to do so; or
Section C of the NJ Harassment Law:
The Actor engages in any other course of alarming conduct or of repeatedly
committed acts with purpose to alarm or seriously annoy such other person.
Section D of the Harassment Law has been repealed or
Section E of the NJ Harassment Law:
A person commits a crime of the fourth degree if, when he commits the act,
he was serving a term of imprisonment or was on parole or probation as the
result of a conviction of any indictable offense under the laws of this or any
other state or the federal government.
Lawyer Commentary on Harassment in New Jersey
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What are the Elements of the Offense
of Harassment in NJ
For Section A:
(1) That the defendant made one or more communications
anonymously, or at extremely inconvenient hours, or in offensively
coarse language, or in any other manner likely to cause annoyance
or alarm; and
(2) That the defendant’s purpose was to harass, annoy or alarm the
For Section B:
(1) That the defendant threatened to or did strike, kick, shove, or
otherwise offensively touch the victim; and
(2) That the defendant’s purpose was to harass the victim, in other
words, to annoy or alarm the victim.
Harassment in NJ encompasses 4 different types of Acts as
listed in sections a, b, c, and e of the NJ Harassment Law:
For Section C:
(1) That the defendant engaged in a course of alarming conduct or
repeatedly committed acts; and
(2) That the defendant’s purpose was to harass the victim, that is, to
alarm or seriously annoy the victim.
For Section E:
The Crime must have been committed while the actor was serving a
term of imprisonment, was on parole or probation for any offense.
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