Defense Lawyer Helps With Retaliation For Past Official Action (N.J.S.A. 2C:27-5) Charges
Public servants are often called upon to make decisions between competing interests, all of which have good claims to a given course of action.
Because enacting a particular policy can harm some parties and help others, there are laws in place that specifically protect public servants from retaliation when such a decision has been made.
Under Retaliation for Past Official Action (N.J.S.A. 2C:27-5), it is a crime of the fourth degree to harm another person with any unlawful act on account of their past public service.
This charge will be applied on top of the underlying crime, so in a situation where you shove a public official who made a decision that advantaged a competitor, you could be charged with assault as well as Retaliation for Past Official Action.
Conviction under N.J.S.A. 2C:27-5 can lead to an 18 month sentence and fines of up to $10,000.
You need experienced legal help right away.
If you need help with Retaliation For Past Official Action charges, call attorney Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney.