Harassment Charges Issued in Howell New Jersey
Brick NJ Resident Charged with Harassment in Howell Township
A road rage incident in Howell, New Jersey leads to a Brick resident being issued a complaint for harassment. According to nj.com who first reported the altercation, Howell Police Chief Andrew Kudrick began investigating the incident following a video that was posted by the victim on Facebook. The video shows the Defendant irate, screaming at the victim about the way in which she handled a jug handle in Howell near Herbertsville and Squankum-Allenwood road. The victim when on to further explain the bizarre encounter, stating that the Defendant began following her after the jug handle and at one point attempted to pass the victim on a one lane road. Then when the victim got to a red light is when the Defendant exited his vehicle and approached the victims. Not knowing what was going to happen next, the victim took out her cellphone and began filming the incident. Based on the footage in the film and most likely the victim’s statement the Howell Police Department decided to issued a complaint against the Defendant for harassment, in violation of NJSA 2C:33-4. According to the patch.com, this is not the first time that the Defendant was involved a road rage incident. Apparently last year in Brick, New Jersey the Defendant did the same thing to another women.
The Defendant will need to appear in the Howell Municipal Court to answer for the charges. Harassment is considered a petty disorderly persons offense, which is the lowest level criminal offense in New Jersey. It is New Jersey’s version of a misdemeanor. If convicted, the Defendant would be facing up to thirty days in the Monmouth County Jail, a $500 fine and a criminal record. If the Defendant does not have a prior criminal history, he could be eligible for one of New Jersey’s diversionary program known as the Conditional Dismissal Program. If eligible and if accepted, the Defendant could walk away from this incident not only without ever serving a day in jail but without a criminal record as well. However, the Defendant could have to deal with a strong victim’s opposition, which is one of the factors that is weighed when determining whether or not a Defendant is eligible. For more information on the conditional dismissal program, please contact our office at 732-858-6959.
Howell NJ Harassment Defense Attorneys
If you have been summonsed into the Howell Municipal Court to answer for a criminal charge like simple assault, the possession of marijuana, harassment, disorderly conduct, driving while intoxicated or shoplifting, the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver can help. If you would like to set up a free consultation today with one of our Monmouth County criminal defense lawyers, then please contact us at 732-858-6959. We can discuss the specific facts of your case and we will give you our honest feed back on how we think we can be of assistance.