Defense Lawyer Helps With Maintaining A Nuisance (N.J.S.A. 2C:33-12) Charges
Conviction on Maintaining a Nuisance (N.J.S.A. 2C:33-12) in New Jersey puts you at risk for substantial penalties, including jail time, fines, and property forfeiture.
Knowingly or recklessly maintaining conditions on your property that endanger the health of others, or where people gather to engage in unlawful conduct, is a disorderly persons offense and can result in a sentence of six months.
When the property is used for prostitution or obscene material is sold or displayed there, you can be charged with a fourth degree crime and face up to 18 months in prison and $10,000 in fines.
Additionally, the court may order the immediate abatement of the nuisance, which can mean the seizure of property on the site, or the closure of a building for up to one year.
The financial losses from such an order can be even more damaging than the risk of jail time.
Don’t take chances when you’re facing Maintaining a Nuisance charges in New Jersey.
If you need help with Maintaining A Nuisance charges, call attorney Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney.