The consequences of violating a restraining order

Restraining orders are court orders prohibiting a person from taking certain actions. Often, restraining orders are granted to the victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, harassment or stalking in order to prevent the accused from making contact with the accuser.

The consequences of violating the terms of a court’s restraining order are severe. In New Jersey the violation can lead to a charge of contempt, which is a crime of the fourth degree and punishable by fines up to $10,000 and up to 18 months in state prison (N.J.S.A. 2C:29-9).

If you have been accused of violating a restraining order and are facing criminal charges, don’t go it alone and risk the harsh penalties of a conviction. Call 866-339-7801 or e-mail New Jersey criminal defense attorneys at Jack Venturi Law today.

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