Defense Lawyer Helps With Compounding (N.J.S.A. 2C:29-4) Charges
Paying a person off, or being paid off by another, to avoid reporting a crime or providing relevant information to police about a crime, is against the law.
Under the Compounding (N.J.S.A. 2C:29-4) statute, people who engage in this conduct can be convicted of a second degree crime and face between 5 and 10 years in prison, plus a $150,000 fine.
There are defenses against Compounding charges, including showing that you suffered financial harm from the incident and accepted just compensation for your losses, not a payoff to stay silent.
It’s very important that you handle these charges carefully, as the penalties for conviction are extremely high.
If you need help with Compounding charges, call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney about your Compounding charges.