Wednesday, July 13, 2005

DV - abuse - stalking - secret video surveillance

HES v. JCS - 815 A2d 405 (NJ 2005)

The NJ Supreme Court held that a husband's acts of installing a microphone and camera in his wife's bedroom and connecting them to a VCR in his bedroom could be harassment and stalking and a predicate offense of domestic violence.  Referring to the issue as "novel," the court held that such conduct could cause a reasonable person to fear bodily injury.

Donald Marritz, Attorney
MidPenn Legal Services
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