Defense Lawyer Helps With Prohibited Juror Contact (N.J.S.A. 2C:29-8.1) Charges
For the proper functioning of our system of justice, jurors must be unbiased and free of personal interest in any case where they are hearing evidence.
To protect the impartiality of the jury pool, it is a crime in New Jersey for a juror to agree to things like book or film deals, television or radio interviews, magazine exposes, or other depictions of their service.
It is also a crime to make an offer of such a representation to a juror before the verdict is rendered.
As a fourth degree crime, your sentence can be as long as 18 months if you’re convicted.
Judges take charges of Prohibited Juror Contact (N.J.S.A. 2C:29-8.1) very seriously, so whether you’re an accused juror or the person offering a juror an opportunity based on their service, you should talk to an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney right away.
If you or a family member need help with Prohibited Juror Contact charges, call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 today for a free consultation.