Defense Attorney For Operating A Chop Shop In New Jersey
Everyone knows what a chop shop is. But did you know that being charged with operating a chop shop carries heavy penalties?
It’s a crime of the second degree to knowingly maintain or operate any premises, place, or facility used to remodel, repaint, or separate parts from stolen cars to later resell.
That’s right. Under N.J.S.A. 2C:20-16, Operation Of Facility For Sale Of Stolen Automobile Parts, you can go to prison for five to ten years if convicted.
Additionally, you will lose your driver’s license for anywhere from three to five years.
You’ll also face fines upward of $150,000.
The law has been applied widely. It has affected innocent junkyard owners as well as reputable service stations who didn’t carefully check out the information on a vehicle.
Charges under 2C:20-16 can easily sink your business and send you to prison for a long time. Your only choice is to fight back.
Charged With Operation Of A Chop Shop In New Jersey
When you’ve been charged with Operation Of A Chop Shop, formally known as Facility For Sale Of Stolen Automobile Parts, get experienced legal help right away.
Matthew Reisig has successfully defended people facing even very serious criminal allegations in New Jersey for two decades.
Call 732-625-9661 today and talk to a lawyer for free.