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With the increasing use of Facebook and other social media sites, Cyber-Harassment has become more common. If you have been charged with Cyber-Harassment NJSA 2C:33-4.1 in New Jersey, you need to understand how much trouble you are in.

What Is Needed To Prove A Cyber-Harassment Charge In New Jersey?

The Prosecutor will need to prove that while making a communication in an online capacity via ANY electronic device or through a social networking site AND with a purpose to harass another, you:

  1. threatened to inflict injury or physical harm to any person or the property of any person;
  2. knowingly sent, posted, commented, requested, suggested, or proposed any lewd, indecent, or obscene material to or about a person with the intent to emotionally harm a reasonable person or place a reasonable person in fear of physical or emotional harm to his person; or
  3. threatened to commit any crime against the person or the person’s property

What Degree Is My Cyber-Harassment Charge?

Third Degree if the person is 21 years of age or older at the time of the offense and impersonates a minor for the purposes of cyber-harassing a minor.
Fourth Degree otherwise.

​What Are The Penalties For Cyber-Harassment In New Jersey? 

Third Degree: 3-5 years in prison, fine up to $15,000
Fourth Degree: up to 18 months in prison, fine up to $10,000