Leonard Biddison

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Philadelphia, PA

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Haddonfield, NJ

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Camden County NJ Contempt of Court Lawyer

Restraining Order Violation Defense Attorney in Cherry Hill NJ

Contempt Of Court
Contempt Of Court

When a person violates a judicial order such as a temporary or final restraining order, he or she can be arrested and charged with contempt of court if the police find probable cause. A conviction for contempt of court can subject you to several significant consequences such as a mark on your record and a mandatory period of time in jail. If you have been arrested for contempt, it is crucial that you consult an attorney that can help reduce the penalties and get you a favorable result in your case.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison have had tremendous success handling countless contempt of court cases for years in Camden County including Cherry Hill, Gloucester, Barrington, and Waterford Township. In fact, one of the members of our criminal defense team is a former prosecutor in New Jersey who used to prosecute charges for the State which means we know the types of arguments will be made on both sides. If you charged with contempt of court, having an attorney who knows what it takes to potentially beat the charges is imperative. Call the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison at 866-721-9510 anytime for a free initial consultation.

Contempt of Court in New Jersey 

The law for contempt of court is covered under N.J.S.A. 2C:29-9. It explains:

a. Contempt of court in the fourth degree – if he purposely or knowingly disobeys a judicial order 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. Contempt in 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.

Contempt of Court Penalties in New Jersey 

One of the most common situations that contempt of court arises from is a violation of a restraining order. This is usually considered a disorderly person offense and can result in penalties such as:

  1. Fine of $1,000.00.
  2. 6 months in the county jail.
  3. A period of probation determined by the court
  4. Mark on your criminal record

Conact a Gloucester NJ Contempt of Court Lawyer for a Free Consultation 

The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison are always available to speak with you about your case and begin to formulate an aggressive strategy to defend you against a contempt of court charge. Our criminal defense team understands the details of the law in New Jersey and we will use this knowledge to help you best defend against your charges. Call us today at 866-721-9510 for a free initial consultation about your case.

Experience You Can Trust

For the past 20 years, Mr. Biddison has provided his clients with excellent legal counsel in a broad variety of criminal matters. From straightforward issues to serious litigation, he offers you the experience and confidential advice you need to maneuver through the laws of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

When you’ve been accused of a crime, you are entitled to a thorough and competent criminal defense. Leonard D. Biddison Esquire ensures your legal rights are upheld. Allow our team to assist you during this difficult time.

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Areas We Serve

Burlington County, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, Pemberton Twp. Camden County, Camden City, Cherry Hill Twp., Gloucester City, Gloucester Twp., Pennsauken, Winslow Twp. Gloucester County, Deptford Twp., Monroe Twp., Paulsboro Boro, Washington Twp., West Deptford Twp., Woodbury City, Bordentown Twp., Cinnaminson, Evesham Twp., Mansfield Twp., Maple Shade Twp., Medford Twp., Moorestown Twp., Palmyra Boro, Bellmawr, Clementon, Collinswood, Haddon Twp., Lindenwold, Pine Hill Boro, Stratford Boro, Voorhees Twp., Waterford Twp., Elk Joint Municipal Court, Franklin Joint Mun Ct, Greenwich Twp, Mantua Twp.

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Philadelphia, PA

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