WOODBURY — A Superior Court judge today scheduled an Aug. 7 hearing on modifying a restraining order imposed on a Mullica Hill man after his May 2013 conviction of stalking his ex-wife using a hidden GPS device in her car.
In an appellate court decision issued June 5, the conviction of Paul E. Prince, 50, was affirmed, but the permanent restraining order was found to be overly broad, exposing Prince to violations for “otherwise innocent conduct,” the court found. More specific prohibitions are required, the court said.
The Aug. 7 hearing will also address a motion by Prince defense attorney John Falciani to dismiss a second stalking charge that was filed in August 2013 when Prince and his ex-wife encountered each other in West Deptford. Prince was charged with stalking as a result of violating the permanent restraining order imposed June 24, 2013.
Falciani said he also will seek dismissal of a violation of probation charge against Prince, who was placed on probation for one year by Superior Court Judge Paul Porreca after his stalking conviction.
All three issues will be addressed in August, said Superior Court Judge M. Christine Allen-Jackson, who took jurisdiction over the case after Judge Porreca retired.