Criminal Attorney Helps With Unauthorized Practice of Law (N.J.S.A. 2C:21-22) Charges
As a base charge, Unauthorized Practice of Law (N.J.S.A. 2C:21-22) is filed as a fourth degree crime by prosecutors in New Jersey.
The complaint alleges only that you knowingly engaged in an unauthorized practice of law, and conviction can result in an 18 month sentence, plus fines and the risk of civil lawsuits filed by those you defrauded.
When there is conduct meant to reinforce the impression that you are licensed to practice law, even though you know you are not authorized to do so, or where you derive a benefit from the unauthorized practice, or where your actions cause harm to another, you’ll be charged with a third degree crime and face up to five years in prison.
Unauthorized Practice of Law charges often hinge on whether you truly knew that you were engaging in the practice of law, and that you were doing so intentionally.
There are defenses against these charges.
If you or your family need assistance with Unauthorized Practice of Law charges, Call attorney Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 and speak to an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney about your charges, for free.