Criminal Lawyer For Making Or Using Slugs (N.J.S.A. 2C:21-18)
Traditionally, “slugs” have been defined as objects that simulate currency, especially coins, and can be used to fraudulently operate coin-operated devices.
Because so many coin-operated devices now accept paper currency or even credit or debit cards, the Slugs statute in New Jersey, N.J.S.A. 2C:21-18, now applies much more widely, and includes using slugs, keys, tools, instruments, or even explosives inserted into a machine with a purpose to defraud another.
The manufacture, possession, or disposal of the above, or of drawings, prints, or molds of keys, tools, and instruments for accessing machines is also prohibited under 2C:21-18.
The charge is a disorderly persons offense with a maximum penalty of six months in jail, but in most cases, Slugs will be a lesser included charge in a larger indictment.
If you’ve been caught with Slugs or related tools, get help right away to protect your rights and limit your exposure to potentially significant jail time.
If you need help with Making Or Using Slugs charges, call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney.