Disarming a Police Officer
The attorneys at Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver have over a century of experience handling assault and violent crimes in Lakewood, Brick, Toms River and other Ocean County municipalities. The team also includes several former prosecutors and a total of eight lawyers who are extremely familiar with the court system in the county, especially the Superior Court. You will require representation by a lawyer with qualifications like these if charged with attempting to disarm a police officer in Seaside Heights, Point Pleasant, Lacey or another town in Ocean County since the penalties for this offense are just about as extreme as they get under New Jersey Law. To speak to an attorney on our staff in a free consultation, contact our Toms River Office at (732) 286-6500. An attorney is available 24/7 to help you.New Jersey Disarming a Police Officer Law Under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-11
A conviction for disarming a police officer in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-11 is a very serious crime that carries a high risk of imprisonment. If you are convicted of a first degree crime for attempting to disarm, you are exposed to 10-20 years in state prison. The maximum fine is $200,000. The penalties for a second degree crime of disarming a police officer include 5-10 years of imprisonment and a $150,000 fine.
First Degree Disarming a Police Officer. A person is guilty of a 1st degree crime if he or she has disarmed a police officer and this disarming has progressed to the point that the gun is fired, pointed, or used against the officer. It is also a first degree crime if a person has suffered serious bodily injury because of the disarming.
Second Degree Disarming a Police Officer. A person is guilty of a 2nd degree crime if he or she has knowingly attempted to disarm or actually has disarmed a police officer while that officer is performing his duties, and is in uniform or is clearly in a position of authority.
The No Early Release Act ("NERA") applies to both first degree and second degree disarming a police officer. This results in a defendant being required to serve 85% of his prison term before he/she can be considered for release on parole.
A criminal charge for disarming a police officer is very serious so it is important to select the most competent attorney available if you have been charged with disarming. The lawyers at Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver have the credentials to serve you well in this capacity. We have decades of experience and knowledge dealing with the court, as well as handling complex criminal cases like attempting to disarm a police officer. in Manchester, Lakehurst, Little Egg Harbor and Stafford. If you would like to take advantage of a comprehensive case review from a knowledgeable lawyer on our team, call us at (732) 286-6500.