Defendant found guilty of domestic violence.

Defending NJ 2C:25-27.  Conditions of sentencing of defendant found guilty of domestic violence.

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NJ Statute: 2C:25-27.  Conditions of sentencing of defendant found guilty of domestic violence.

a. When a defendant is found guilty of a crime or offense involving domestic violence and a condition of sentence restricts the defendant’s ability to have contact with the victim, the victim’s friends, co-workers, or relatives, or an animal owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by either party or a minor child residing in the household, that condition shall be recorded in an order of the court and a written copy of that order shall be provided to the victim by the clerk of the court or other person designated by the court. In addition to restricting a defendant’s ability to have contact with the victim, the victim’s friends, co-workers, or relatives, or an animal owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by either party or a minor child residing in the household, the court may require the defendant to receive professional counseling from either a private source or a source appointed by the court, and if the court so orders, the court shall require the defendant to provide documentation of attendance at the professional counseling.  In any case where the court order contains a requirement that the defendant receive professional counseling, no application by the defendant to dissolve the restraining order shall be granted unless, in addition to any other provisions required by law or conditions ordered by the court, the defendant has completed all required attendance at such counseling.

b.In addition the court may enter an order directing the possession of an animal owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by either party or a minor child residing in the household. Where a person has abused or threatened to abuse such animal, there shall be a presumption that possession of the animal shall be awarded to the non-abusive party.

L.1991, c.261, s.11; amended 1999, c.236, s.1; 2011, c.213, s.2.

AKA: NJ Criminal Charge 2C:25-27, Violation 2C:25-27, Offense 2C:25-27

Disclaimer: A copy of this statute has been provided for your information. This wording was current from the NJ website lis.njleg.state.nj.us as of August 2012.

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