Jail time for child support

Asked over 1 year ago - Westwood, NJ

Hi,
My. Bf was arrested. 4. Times. For. Not paying child support . Everytime he was arrested he went to jail for about 3-5. Days. Then he had to pay some amount to get. Out.
Is each time when he was arrested and in jail will show as misdemeanor on his criminal reckord or as a felony
Thank you

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  1. Mary Tom

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    Answered . Neither, it is a civil matter with contempt provisions for failure to comply with the Court Order.

    Good luck.

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  2. Seth A Kurs

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    Answered . Based upon what you have posted, it sounds like your boyfriend was held on contempt of court charges (which are civil offenses) and not criminal charges - - therefore these periods of jail time should not appear on his criminal record. To be certain, your boyfriend should seek counsel from local counsel.

  3. Mark M Cheser

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    Contributor Level 20

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    Answered . I agree with my colleagues. This is a violation of a Family Court Support Order and is civil in nature. It is not criminal based on your post.

  4. Joseph J Rodgers

    Contributor Level 10

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    Answered . I agree with the other lawyers, but with internet records searches today an employer could find out.

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