Store owners and those who work in retail are considered responsible for knowing about certain restrictions they are required to enforce.
Shops that sell alcohol are required to verify a purchaser’s age, for instance, and if you’re in the business of selling weapons and related implements, you have to know the rules that govern your trade.
New Jersey’s statute N.J.S.A. 2C:39-9.2, Sale of Handcuffs to Minors, is related to another law that defines handcuffs as a destructive device in the state, and as such, they are not to be made available to children.
If you do so, you can be charged with a disorderly persons offense, which is comparable to a misdemeanor charge in other states.
The maximum penalty for a single instance is a six month jail sentence and a fine of $1,000, though it would be unusual for you to face a full term in custody.
Still, these are real consequences and real risks.
It’s never a good idea to take chances when your freedom hangs in the balance.
If you’ve been charged under N.J.S.A. 2C:39-9.2, get experienced legal help right away.
Call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 and talk to an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney for free.