Sex crimes in New Jersey fall under Title 2C of the NJ Criminal Code.
According to NJ Law, sexual assault is defined as any sexual penetration, no matter how slight, without the victim’s consent or with a victim who is unable to consent.
O'TOOLE District 40 (Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic) Senator STEPHEN M.
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It found that thousands of persons in this State were regularly beaten, tortured and in some cases killed by their spouses or cohabitants; that a significant number of women were assaulted while pregnant; that victims of domestic violence came from all social and economic backgrounds; that there is a positive correlation between spousal abuse and child abuse and, that children, even if they are not themselves physically assaulted, suffer deep and lasting emotional effects from exposure to domestic violence.
Chris Christie on Monday signed a popular proposal into law that limits access to firearms for people under restraining orders or convicted of domestic violence offenses.
The governor approved it seven months after the Democratic-controlled Legislature threatened to override his May veto of a similar bill that had broad bipartisan support.
After lawmakers moved to override the governor's veto, talks of reworking the legislation emerged.
Christie on Monday suggested he supported the reworked version because it added a provision that increases criminal penalties for offenses, including maximums for repeat offenders, that he "urged" lawmakers to adopt. Gabby Giffords, who was shot several years ago and is now a gun control activist.
Christie also said the vetoed bill "contains redundant restrictions on firearms ownership while ignoring the larger problem of domestic violence, which in most cases does not involve a firearm." Howard Moskowitz, an attorney for the advocacy group Ceasefire NJ, said the measure was "intended to close important but discrete loopholes in existing law." The bill would require accused domestic abusers to surrender their guns while a restraining order is in effect, and would suspend their firearms purchaser identification card and handgun permits during that same period.
It would also require more robust investigation to determine whether someone accused of domestic abuse already owns a gun, in order to make sure it is confiscated.
The Legislature further finds and declares that the health and welfare of some of its most vulnerable citizens, the elderly and disabled, are at risk because of incidents of reported and unreported domestic violence, abuse and neglect which are known to include acts which victimize the elderly and disabled emotionally, psychologically, physically and financially; because of age, disabilities or infirmities, this group of citizens frequently must rely on the aid and support of others; while the institutionalized elderly are protected under P.
L.1977, c.239 (C.G-1 et seq.), elderly and disabled adults in noninstitutionalized violence against the elderly and disabled, including criminal neglect of the elderly and disabled under section 1 of P.
Gun bill can't overcome Christie veto Christie used his veto to again advocate for the recommendations of a commission on gun ownership he convened last year, which included expediting access to firearms by domestic violence victims.