N.J.S.A. Section 2C:28-5.1 – Witness, Victim Protective Orders

Section 2C:28-5.1 – Witness, Victim Protective Orders

If a court having jurisdiction under any criminal matter finds that the defendant in that criminal action or any other person connected in any way with the action has violated or is likely to violate N.J.S. 2C:28-5, N.J.S. 2C:29-3 or N.J.S. 2C:29-4 in regard to the pending offense, or that the defendant or other person has injured or intimidated or is threatening to injure or intimidate any witness in the pending offense or member of the witness’ family with purpose to affect the testimony of the witness, the court may issue a protective order providing:

a. That the defendant or other person not violate any provision of N.J.S. 2C:28-5, N.J.S. 2C:29-3, or N.J.S. 2C:29-4;

b. That the defendant or other person maintain a prescribed geographic distance from any specified witness or victim;

c. That the defendant or other person have no communication with any specified witness or victim, except through an attorney under any reasonable restrictions which the court may impose.

L. 1985, c. 250, s. 1, eff. July 31, 1985.

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