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Domestic Violence Requires Purpose and Intent
Domestic Violence is defined under N.J.S.A. 2C:25-19 as follows:
"Domestic violence means the occurrence of one or more of the following acts inflicted upon a person protected under this act by an adult or an emancipated minor."
Each of the following underlying criminal acts require one form or another of purpose or intent:
Except as provided in subsection d., a person commits a petty disorderly persons offense if, with purpose to harass another, he:
A communication under subsection a. may be deemed to have been made either at the place where it originated or at the place where it was received.
Simple assault is a disorderly persons offense unless committed in a fight or scuffle entered into mutual consent, in which case it is a petty disorderly persons offense.
2C:12-3. Terroristic threats
2C:12-4 to 2C:12-9. Stalking
As used in this act:
A person is guilty of stalking, a crime of the fourth degree, if he purposely and repeatedly follows another person and engages in a course of conduct or makes a credible threat with the intent of annoying or placing that person in reasonable fear of death or bodily injury.
2C:13-3. False imprisonment
A person commits a disorderly persons offense if he knowingly restrains another unlawfully so as to interfere substantially with his liberty. In any prosecution under this section, it is an affirmative defense that the person restrained was a child less than 18 years old and that the actor was a relative or legal guardian of such child and that his sole purpose was to assume control of such child.
2C:17-3. Criminal mischief
Offense defined - A person is guilty of criminal mischief if he:
2C:18-3. Criminal Trespass
Unlicensed entry of structures. A person commits an offense if knowing that he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he enters or surreptitiously remains in any structure, or separately secured or occupied portion thereof. An offense under this subsection is a crime of the fourth degree if it is committed in a school or on school property. The offense is a crime of the fourth degree if it is committed in a dwelling. Otherwise it is a disorderly persons offense.
In order for permanent alimony to be awarded in New Jersey, the marriage must have lasted at least 10 years and one spouse must have become economically dependent on the other. This type of alimony allows the obligee to maintain the lifestyle to which he or she has become accustomed for the duration of the obligor's lifetime (unless the obligee remarries).
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Author: Mary L. Boland, Attorney at Law
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