Criminal Defense Attorney For Impersonating A Public Servant Or Law Enforcement Officer (N.J.S.A. 2C:28-8) Charges
Because of the necessity of protecting the public’s trust in law enforcement and other public servants, it is a crime in New Jersey to impersonate one.
Impersonating a Public Servant or Law Enforcement Officer (N.J.S.A. 2C:28-8) is a disorderly persons offense when a person falsely pretends to hold a position in public service in order to induce another to submit to pretended official authority or act in reliance on that pretense.
Disorderly persons offenses carry a sentence of up to six months, and a $1,000 fine.
Impersonating a law enforcement officer is a more serious matter, and is graded as a Fourth Degree Crime, comparable to a felony in other states.
Punishment for impersonating a law enforcement officer can run as high as 18 months, with a $10,000 fine.
Don’t risk your future on what may amount to a case of mistaken identity.
There are many ways to challenge charges of Impersonating a Public Servant or Law Enforcement Officer, and Matthew Reisig has more than 17 years of experience defending clients throughout New Jersey.
If you or a family member have been arrested for impersonating a public servant or law enforcement officer, call 732-625-9661 today for a free consultation.