Atlantic City Criminal Harassment Attorney Defending Clients in Atlantic & Cape May County
Working with Those Accused of Criminal Harassment or Stalking
If you have been charged with criminal harassment in New Jersey, you could be facing serious consequences, including probation, fines, a criminal record and potentially even jail time. It is important to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer right away.
I am Atlantic City criminal harassment attorney John W. Tumelty. If you have been accused of harassment or the closely related offense of stalking, don’t hesitate to contact me today at 609-390-4600 to set up a free consultation. I have offices in Cape May County and Atlantic County.
Can the Prosecutors Prove That You Intended to Harass?
Criminal harassment is a general term for a number of behaviors that are usually meant to harass or annoy. Harassment of a current or former spouse or romantic partner is considered a domestic violence offense. The following are some common examples of harassment:
- Repeatedly calling someone in the middle of the night and then hanging up
- Sending someone repeated, profane phone messages, text messages and e-mails
- Physically pushing or shoving someone in an intimidating way
Just because someone else says your behavior is annoying or even threatening does not mean that you are guilty of criminal harassment. The prosecutor needs to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you actually intended to harass the alleged victim.
If you hire me to represent you, I will build and advance a strong defense to the charge. I have 30 years of criminal law experience and am a New Jersey Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney. Call me today at 609-390-4600 to discuss your options.