New Jersey Penalties For Offenses Involving False Government Documents (N.J.S.A. 2C:21-2.1) Charges
Conviction on charges of Offenses Involving False Government Documents (N.J.S.A. 2C:21-2.1) can be extremely serious.
Different types of conduct are described by the statute, but at the lowest grade, you’ll face charges of crimes of the fourth degree and a sentence of up to 18 months for knowingly possessing false documents.
More serious conduct, like trying to use false documents, will be graded at the third degree level with a sentence of between three and five years.
Making or selling false documents like driver’s licenses or birth certificates, or possessing the equipment to make false documents, is a crime of the second degree and can put you in prison for five to 10 years.
Whatever grade of charges you’re facing, you’ll also have to pay significant fines and fees, and the court even has discretion to suspend your driver’s license if you’re convicted.
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If you or a family member need help with Offenses Involving False Government Documents charges, call 732-625-9661 today to talk to an experienced New Jersey defense lawyer for free.