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New Jersey's definition of domestic violence

If you have been accused of allegedly perpetrating an act of domestic violence against another person in New Jersey, you may well be confused by this. To many people, a domestic violence charge would include some type of physical harm like hitting or beating a person. If you did not do anything like this, you can understandably be confused by the allegations. Knowing how the state law looks at domestic violence will be important for you when preparing to defend yourself against such charges.

The State of New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice indicates that certainly physical assault or homicide can be part of a domestic violence charge but there are many other things that may also result in a person being accused of domestic violence. Any sexual assault, lewdness or acts that may be identified as criminal sexual misconduct are some other things that may contribute to these allegations.

Alleged stalking, harassment and even illegal trespassing may also be part of a domestic abuse case. If you are accused of restraining or falsely imprisoning another person or even of abducting another, you may find yourself facing domestic abuse charges. Any acts of burglary or terrorist threats are also able to be connected to these offenses. Things that may fall under the general category of criminal misconduct leave open many doors for such allegations.  

If you would like to learn more about what types of acts may be pointed to as alleged domestic abuse, please feel free to visit the domestic violence page of our New Jersey misdemeanor and felony criminal defense website.


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