Camden County NJ False Imprisonment Lawyer
Criminal Defense Attorney with Offices in Collingswood, New Jersey
False imprisonment typically refers to situations where a person restrains another and as a result restrains his or her liberty. A conviction for this crime in New Jersey can expose a person to several significant penalties including time in jail. If you have been charged with false imprisonment, it is in your best interest to contact a skilled and experienced attorney who can get you the most positive result in your case.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison have had tremendous success handling threat and assault related offenses such as aggravated assault, stalking, and criminal mischief for years in Camden and Burlington County including Greenwich Township, Palmyra, and Clementon. In fact, one of the members of our criminal defense team is a former county prosecutor in New Jersey who used to prosecute threat and assault related charges for the State. If you have been charged with criminal restraint, having an attorney who knows what it takes to potentially beat the charges against you is imperative. Call the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison at 877-450-8301 anytime for a free initial consultation.
False Imprisonment Lawyer in Cherry Hill NJ
The law for false imprisonment is explained under N.J.S.A. 2C:13-3. It provides:
A person commits a disorderly persons offense if he knowingly restrains another unlawfully so as to interfere substantially with his liberty.
Note: There may be defenses available in your false imprisonment case. For example, it is a defense if the person restrained was a child under the age of 18 and the person doing the restraining was a relative or legal guardian of the child.
False Imprisonment Penalties
False imprisonment is a disorderly persons offense in New Jersey. As such, penalties can include:
- Up to 6 months in the county jail
- $1,000 fine
- Mark on criminal record.
Contact a Voorhees NJ False Imprisonment 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 false imprisonment 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 these charges. Call us today at 877-450-8301 for a free initial consultation about your case.