Resisting Arrest & Hindering in Point Pleasant Beach
Criminal Defense Lawyer & Former Prosecutor
Offenses commonly known as resisting arrest, hindering and obstructing a police officer, can frequently arise out of an arrest in Point Pleasant Beach. These charges can be serious although the lawyers at our criminal defense law firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have significant success in avoiding the pitfalls of these types of charges. Our attorneys have experience appealing in Point Pleasant Municipal Court and our lead attorney, Jonathan F. Marshall, is a former prosecutor. A criminal lawyer from our office is available immediately to address your concerns and initial consultations with an attorney are always without charge. Please do not hesitate to contact our law office if you need advice or representation for resisting arrest, hindering or obstruction in Point Pleasant Beach. The following is information which we have provided for you assistance.
Resisting or Fleeing an Officer in Point Pleasant Beach
Ordinance Violations and Violations of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2 or 2C:29-3
Point Pleasant Beach has adopted an ordinance that specifically addresses resisting arrest and fleeing a police officer. An ordinance is a local law and the ordinance in Point Pleasant Beach involves potential jail exposure of up to 90 days in jail, fines and the possibility of probation. The ordinance provides as follows:
3-19.1 Unlawful Evasion of Police. No person in this borough shall attempt to flee from or evade on foot or any other manner any police officer or any person duly empowered with police authority while in the discharge or apparent discharge of his duty.
In addition to the ordinance, a Point Pleasant Beach Police Officer can issue a resisting arrest, hindering and evading complaint, summons or ticket under New Jersey’s Criminal Code. N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2 is New Jersey’s resisting arrest statute and N.J.S.A. 2C:29-3 is New Jersey’s hindering statute. A conviction under either of these statutes involves potential jail of six (6) months, fines, and the possibility of probation. A conviction shall also result in a NJ criminal record.
Obstruction or Interference with the Administration of Justice
Ordinance Violations and Violations of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-1
Point Pleasant Beach has also adopted an Ordinance which is intended to address obstruction and interference with the administration of justice. The related ordinance provides as follows:
3-19.2 Obstruction or Interference with Police. No person in this borough shall resist, obstruct or interfere with any police officer or any person duly empowered with police authority nor shall any person disobey a lawful order or instruction of any such officer.
There is also a commensurate NJ Criminal Code violation which can be charged by a police officer. An arrest or charge in this situation would be based on N.J.S.A. 2C:29-1. A conviction under this provision is a disorderly persons offense and involves monetary fines, possible probation and up to six (6) months in jail.
If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with resisting arrest, fleeing an officer, or hindering in Point Pleasant Beach, an attorney from our law office is ready to assist you. We will be happy to meet with you and discuss how one of our lawyers can best defend you. These offenses deserve serious attention and a lawyer from our defense office with give the case the attention it deserves. Please do not hesitate to give us a call as our attorneys are happy to assist you.