New Jersey Penalties For Frauds Relating To Public Records And Recordable Instruments (N.J.S.A. 2C:21-3)
Destruction, Alteration, Falsification of Records (N.J.S.A. 2C:21-4.1) in New Jersey is a crime of the fourth degree, equivalent to a low-level felony in other states.
Since the allegation relates specifically to medical records, healthcare professionals in the state are the most common targets of these charges.
If convicted, you can be sentenced to up to 18 months, though first offenders will benefit from a presumption of non-incarceration.
You’ll also face a fine of up to $15,000, which can be crippling given that your professional license and job may be gone.
There are alternatives. Attorney Matthew Reisig provides comprehensive criminal defense that can save your reputation and your career.
If you’re facing charges of tampering with medical records, call 732-625-9661 today and talk to an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney for free.