New Jersey law has an interesting relationship to handcuffs.
They are included in a statute prohibiting the possession of destructive devices, and because of that designation, it is also against the law to sell them to persons under the age of 18.
New Jersey’s N.J.S.A. 2C:39-9.2, Sale of Handcuffs to Minors, is the statute that prohibits it, and under that law, selling handcuffs to minors is a disorderly persons offense, comparable to a misdemeanor in other states.
That doesn’t mean that such conduct is free of consequences.
Conviction can result in a six month jail sentence and a fine of up to $1,000.
There may be additional issues if you own a store that is responsible for selling prohibited implements to minors.
Charges under 2C:39-9.2 aren’t common, but they tend to crop up in larger cases, which means you’re probably facing a much more serious matter.
If you’ve been charged with selling handcuffs to minors, or facing any weapons charges, get experienced help right away.
Call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 and talk to an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney for free.