Defense Lawyer Helps With False Reports To Law Enforcement Authorities (N.J.S.A. 2C:28-4) Charges
The state presumes that the services that law enforcement officers provide to the taxpayers who fund them is vital, and so New Jersey takes steps to protect the proper operation of crime reporting and investigation.
Under False Reports to Law Enforcement Authorities (N.J.S.A. 2C:28-4), if you falsely incriminate another in a crime when you know they were not party to it, you can be charged with a fourth degree crime and face up to 18 months in jail.
If you make a report of a crime that you know did not happen, or provide fictitious information to law enforcement about a crime, you can be charged with a disorderly persons offense and face up to six months in jail if convicted.
Many well-meaning people have ended up prosecuted under these statutes because law enforcement or prosecutors didn’t believe what they were telling them.
Attorney Matthew Reisig can protect you when you’re challenged by prosecutors.
If you need help with False Reports To Law Enforcement Authorities charges, call 732-625-9661 today and talk to a New Jersey criminal defense attorney for free.