Defense Lawyer For Maintaining A Nuisance (N.J.S.A. 2C:33-12) Charges
Maintaining a Nuisance (N.J.S.A. 2C:33-12) in New Jersey is a charge that is often, but not always, added to other charges.
There are two main ways people draw a Maintaining a Nuisance charge. First, creating or maintaining a condition which endangers the health or safety of a considerable number of people, or maintaining a premises where people gather to engage in illegal activity.
Under these sections of the statute, you’ll face a disorderly persons charge, with a potential sentence of six months and a fine of $1000.
If you knowingly maintain a premises where obscene material is sold or distributed without proper permitting, or prostitution occurs, you’ll be charged with a fourth degree crime and face up to 18 months in prison if convicted.
This is in addition to any other charges you’ll face.
An experienced criminal defense attorney in New Jersey can attack the charges against you in a number of ways.
By questioning the statute’s language of endangering the health or safety of a considerable number of people, or rebutting the idea that you had knowledge of how your property was being used, positive outcomes can be achieved.
If you or a family member are facing maintaining a nuisance charges, call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney.