Disarming a police officer is a serious offense. If convicted, a defendant can face years in a New Jersey state prison, as well as up to a six-figure fine and other court costs. Moreover, a guilty plea will result in having a criminal record. In addition to this, an aggravated assault charge, resisting arrest charge, and/or obstruction of justice charge can be brought against you. This means that it can effect current and future employment. This is why it is imperative to do your research before you hire just any criminal defense firm. At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall we have have the experience, knowledge, credentials, and man-power to help you or your loved one facing a disarming a police officer charge. At our Hackensack Criminal Defense Law Firm, we have the following:
- Over two-hundred (200) years of combined experience
- A team of eleven (11) criminal defense attorneys that devote their entire practice to criminal law
- Our firm has eight (8) former prosecutors
- Four (4) of our attorneys were former assistant county prosecutors and held directorial positions of the Drug, Gang, and Gun Task Force, Major Crimes Division, Trial Division, Juvenile Division
- Two (2) of our lawyers was recently selected to Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2021 list for criminal defense here in New Jersey which is a highly credentialed, peer-influenced, third-party validated, and a patented process that selects only 2.5% of the attorneys in New Jersey to this list
- One (1) of our attorneys is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney, a distinction held by less than 1% of attorneys in this State
- Selected to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and Top 40 Under 40
An N.J.S.A. 2C:12-11, disarming a police officer charge is a serious charge, and you or your loved one need serious attorneys to handle these allegations. We have three (3) offices located throughout Bergen County. We have offices in Paramus, Hackensack, as well as Fort Lee. Call one of our offices for a free consultation at 201-429-9783, we’re available 24/7.
Hackensack Disarming a Police Officer Lawyer
A disarming a police officer charge, codified under New Jersey law as 2C:12-11, as you read above is a serious charge. Under the law, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office must prove:
- a defendant who knowingly takes or attempts to exercise unlawful control over a firearm or other weapon in the possession of a law enforcement or corrections officer
- when that officer is acting in the performance of his duties, and
- either is in uniform or exhibits evidence of his authority
- is guilty of a second degree crime
A defendant who is guilty of the above, but also:
- fires or discharges the firearm, or;
- uses or threatens to use the firearm or weapon against the officer or any other person, or;
- the officer or another person suffers serious bodily injury
- is guilty of a first degree crime
Penalties for a 2C:12-11 Charge
A disarming a police officer charge is either a first or second degree felony (indictable).
- First degree carries up to twenty (20) years in a New Jersey state prison, with a minimum of ten (10) years in prison. It also carries up to a $200,000.00 fine, and a presumption of incarceration. A presumption of incarceration means that if a defendant is found guilty of this charge, then it is presumed at sentencing a Bergen County Judge will sentence the defendant to time in state prison.
- Second degree carries up to ten (10) years in a New Jersey state prison, with a minimum of five (5) years in prison. It also carries up to a $150,000.00 fine, and a presumption of incarceration. A presumption of incarceration means that if a defendant is found guilty of this charge, then it is presumed at sentencing a Bergen County Judge will sentence the defendant to time in state prison.
Fort Lee Criminal Defense Attorney
The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has over 200 years of combined experience on staff. We have the experience and knowledge to successfully protect your interests. Our office serves all of Bergen County including towns like, Hackensack, Fort Lee, Paramus, Little Ferry, Fair Lawn, Bogota, Saddle River, Upper Saddle River and Lyndhurst. If you have any further questions with regards to this offense or any other offense please contact any one of our Bergen County Offices for a free initial consultation. We can be reached 24/7 at 201.429.9783.