N.J.S.A. 2C:12-10.2

N.J.S.A. 2C:12-10.2, specifies that its provisions are in addition to, not in lieu of, the pre-existing law that provides that a judgment of conviction for stalking automatically operates as an application for a permanent restraining order (N.J.S.A.2C:12- 10.1).

A parent or guardian may seek relief on an emergent ex parte basis, with the judge to make the decision regarding the emergent relief “forthwith.” If the judge determines that the child or mentally defective adult is in danger of being stalked by the defendant, the judge is to issue a temporary restraining order limiting defendant’s contact with the person being stalked. The court also may grant any other relief specified in the stalking law.

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