It’s a crime of the fourth degree to alter or destroy physical evidence, or fabricate false physical evidence, in cases where you know or believe that an official proceeding or investigation is pending against you.
Under 2C:28-6, Tampering With or Fabricating Physical Evidence charges in NJ, you can be sentenced to up to 18 months in prison, and pay fines of up to $10,000 for altering, destroying, concealing, or removing any document, record, object, or other physical thing for the purpose of hindering an investigation.
Making, devising, preparing, presenting, or using any article, object, record, document, or other physical thing knowing it is fake and with the intention of misleading investigators or the court is punished the same way.
Cases involved charges under 2C:28-6 are often exceptionally complex and involve other kinds of fraud. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney to build an effective strategy to push back on the allegations against you. Call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 and talk to an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney for free.