Defense Lawyer Helps With Implements For Escape; Other Contraband (N.J.S.A. 2C:29-6) Charges
New Jersey takes significant steps to protect the integrity of its jails and prisons, and any person who brings contraband, materials that can be helpful in an escape attempt, or weapons to an inmate is guilty of an offense under Implements for Escape; Other Contraband (N.J.S.A. 2C:29-6).
For simple contraband, the charge will be a disorderly persons offense, which can carry a sentence of up to six months if convicted.
If the material is intended to aid in an escape, the severity increases dramatically, and you’ll face charges for a third degree crime. Conviction means a 3-5 year sentence.
If the contraband is a weapon, you’ll face second degree charges, with a 5-10 year sentence if convicted.
As an inmate, you can also be charged if you possess, procure, or create material useful to an escape. The base charge is a third degree crime, but when the instrument is a weapon, the charges elevate a crime of the second degree.
Don’t face charges of Implements for Escape alone. Even if your intention was good and you wanted to make a stay in jail or prison easier for a loved one, prosecutors may be relentless in coming after you.
If you need help with Implements For Escape; Other Contraband charges, call attorney Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 for a free consultation.