Hazing is best known in the context of college fraternity stunts that occasionally take a tragic turn, but there are instances of hazing in other organizations as well, including among recruits and cadets with the police and the military.
Whatever organization you may be joining or shepherding others into, it’s important to know that hazing is a crime in New Jersey.
The relevant law, N.J.S.A. 2C:40-3, Hazing; Aggravated Hazing, makes it a disorderly persons offense to knowingly or recklessly organize, promote, or facilitate conduct which puts initiates or applicants to a student or fraternal organization in danger of bodily injury.
The situation is more serious if a person sustains serious bodily injury through hazing, and the charge rises to a felony as a crime of the fourth degree.
Hazing can have significant consequences for people who should be starting their adult lives and careers with a clean slate.
If you or your child is being investigated for hazing or has been charged at any level, get experienced help right away.
Call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney.