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False Incrimination Penalties May Increase in NJ

False Incrimination Penalties May Increase in NJ

The current penalty for falsely incriminating another in NJ is 18 months in prison in a $10,000 fine for what is presently a 4th degree crime. Pending in the NJ Assembly is A-436 which would increase the degree of the charge to 3rd degree if the allegation is the victim committed a 3rd degree crime. A 3rd degree crime carries penalty of 3-5 years in prison and a $15,000 fine. In the event the person accused is accused of committing a 2nd degree crime, the false accuser will be guilty of a 2nd degree crime. The penalty for a 2nd degree crime is 5-10 years in prison and a $150,000 fine. This blog is for informational purposes only and in no way intended to replace the advice of an attorney regarding your specific matter. If you are charged with a crime, you should consult an experienced criminal law attorney immediately in order to protect your rights. For more information on criminal law matters in New Jersey visit HeatherDarlingLawyer.com.

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