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Point Pleasant Harassment Attorneys

A disorderly persons offense for harassment is a charge that our attorneys defend in Ocean County countless times every year. Although this violation is commonplace throughout the region, a conviction for harassing someone carries serious ramifications including a criminal record that will exist for years to come. It is therefore in your best interests to retain a knowledgeable attorney if you have been charged with harassment in Jackson, Lacey, Point Pleasant, Manchester, Ocean Township or another municipal court in Ocean County. The attorneys at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall understand the seriousness of a harassment offense and will fight to insure that you avoid the penalties and collateral consequences of a conviction. We have over 100 years of combined experience and have served as prosecutors in approximately 15 towns in Ocean County. A lawyer with knowledge in defending harassment charges and extensive familiarity with the court system is available immediately to assist you. Contact our Toms River Office anytime of day or night to speak to one of our lawyers. We can be reached at (732) 286-6500 now.

Charged with Harassment in Ocean County

A harassment charge arises out of N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4. The offense is triggered under three scenarios as set forth in the chart below.

Section of Law

Conduct Prohibited

Required State of Mind


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

Purpose to Harass


Subjects another to striking, kicking, shoving, or other offensive touching, or threatens to do so

Purpose to Harass


Engages in any other course of alarming conduct or of repeatedly committed acts with purpose to alarm or seriously annoy such other person

Purpose to Harass

What You Need to Know About 2C:33-4. Harassment under 2C:33-4 is directed at private misconduct as contrasted with inappropriate behavior or words in a public place since that results in disorderly conduct. This charge also bears distinction from simple assault since, although it can result from physical contact,  it does not require that bodily injury from the conduct.

Penalties & Grading of a Harassment Offense. Harassment is generally considered a Disorderly Persons Offense and may result in up to 6 months imprisonment and a fine of $1,000 If a person has harassed another and was in prison, on parole, or probation, this offense is heightened to a 4th Degree Offense, which can result in up to 18 months imprisonment and a fine of $10,000.

Cyber Harassment. A subcategory of harassment is contained in the the New Jersey Criminal Code under the title cyber harassment. This fourth degree crime is set forth at N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4.1.

Manchester NJ Harassment Charge Defense Lawyer

Whether your harassment offense involves allegation of domestic violence, conflict with a co-work, communications with an ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend or another scenario, you need to take this charge seriously. You will have a criminal record that will follow you around for years and also be subject to the possibility of jail if you fail to successfully defend your case in Barnegat, Berkeley, Eagleswood, Toms River, Brick or another municipal court in the county. Our criminal defense lawyers will make sure that this does not happen. This may come from aggressively defending the charge or an attorney persuasively negotiating on your behalf. Irrespective, you can be confident that the attorneys at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have the qualifications to insure that you have every chance of escape a conviction. Call us at (732) 286-6500 for a free initiation consultation to go over the specifics of your offense.

What Clients Say About Our Ocean County Criminal Defense Attorneys
Exemplary attorneys. I hired them for a DUI and an expungement. I was happy with the results for both cases. Special thank you to Samera for always answering all of my calls and questions JC
I'm 45 years old and this was my first time ever getting in trouble with the law. I was in need of a lawyer and after careful research, I called John F. Marshall Attorneys and was introduced to Abe Basch. Abe was professional, supportive and very thorough. I had three charges against me, one civil and two criminal. I was so scared and expressed that to Abe. The first day I had to go to court, I was an absolute nervous wreck but Abe prepped me and kept my anxiety levels down by going over the process of the courts thoroughly with me. He fought to get my charges dismissed and won all three cases (two court appearances). Abe is positive, confident and he ensured I felt the same way. I'd like to say thank you to Abe for working so diligently on my cases to get them dismissed. I feel like a weight has been lifted off my chest! I highly recommend Abe for any charges you may be faced with. Rose C.
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