Help For People Charged With Air Bag Tampering In New Jersey
New Jersey goes to great lengths to protect its drivers from unscrupulous car dealers, auto parts dealers, mechanics, and others who may cut corners when it comes to automotive safety features.
To protect the integrity of air bags installed to protect drivers and passengers during a collision, the state passed N.J.S.A. 2C:21-7.5(c), which makes it a crime to sell, install, or reinstall a device that causes the motor vehicle’s diagnostic system to inaccurately indicate that the motor vehicle is equipped with a functional air bag.
The act has to be done knowingly, or at least in circumstances where the person should reasonably know that the device might tamper with the car’s onboard diagnostics and create an unsafe situation for the driver or passengers in the car.
Violations of 2C:21-7.5(c) are felony level crimes, known as indictable offenses in New Jersey.
As a crime of the fourth degree, conviction can mean 18 months in prison and fines of up to $10,000. You’ll also have to live with a felony record, possibly for the rest of your life.
It’s not an outcome anyone wants to deal with.
Air Bag Diagnostics Tampering Charges Defense Attorney in NJ
If you’ve been charged with Air Bag Diagnostics Tampering under N.J.S.A. 2C:21-7.5(c), get help today.
Call Matt Reisig at 732-385-3339 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney.