Defense Attorney Helping Those Facing Obstructing The Administration Of Law (N.J.S.A. 2C:29-1) Charges
If a person interferes with a public servant who is performing an official act, by means of flight, intimidation, force, violence, or obstacle, they may be charged with Obstructing the Administration of Law (N.J.S.A. 2C:29-1).
While the public servant in question is often a police officer, the law can be applied widely to any public servant engaged in lawful official obligations.
Generally, the charge is graded as a disorderly persons offense, with a maximum sentence of up to six months.
If the act is charged as obstructing the investigation or prosecution of a crime, it is a Fourth Degree Crime, which is a felony level charge, and carries a maximum sentence of 18 months.
Obstructing the Administration of Law is a charge often filed in conjunction with other charges or with other defendants, so it’s important that you work with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney who knows how to handle these types of cases and their complexities.
If you or a family member are facing charges for obstructing the administration of law, call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney.