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N.J.S.A. 2C:1-6 Time limitations.

2C:1-6.  Time Limitations. a. (1) A prosecution for any offense set forth in N.J.S.2C:11-3, N.J.S.2C:11-4, N.J.S.2C:14-2 or sections 1 through 5 of P.L.2002, c.26 (C.2C:38-1 through C.2C:38-5) may be commenced at any time. (2)   A prosecution for any offense set forth in N.J.S.2C:17-2, section 9 of P.L.1970, c.39 (C.13:1E-9), section 20 of P.L.1989, c.34 (C.13:1E-48.20), section

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N.J.S.A. 2C:1-5- Abolition of common law crimes; all offenses defined by statute; application of general provisions of the code; limitation of local government laws

Today’s statute is N.J.S.A. 2c:1-5.  This statute abolishes common law crimes in New Jersey and makes any criminal offense one defined by statute.  This is an important statute as courts have long held ignorance of the law to not be a defense for breaking the law.  When common law crimes could be charged a person

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N.J.S.A. 2C:1-1-N.J.S.A. 2C:1-4

The Herron Law Firm, LLC believes it is important that our clients are able to see the exact law related to their case.  That’s why each Saturday we post a section of statutes from New Jersey.  This new feature will begin with Title 2C, the Criminal Code, for the State of New Jersey.  The text

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I Got a Ticket for Driving With a Cell Phone in New Jersey…Do I Need a Lawyer?

Using a cell phone while driving is against the law in New Jersey. (New Jersey Motor Vehicle Act 39:4-97.3 )  Many people who receive this ticket wonder: Do I need a lawyer?  Is this ticket worth fighting?  Will I get points on my license? The answer to this, like the answer in many legal situations,

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Is My Criminal Charge a Felony or Misdemeanor?

In New Jersey the terms felony and misdemeanor will not be found on a criminal complaint.  New Jersey uses different terms for these offenses.  In New Jersey a felony is called an Indictable Offense or Crime.  There are four degrees of indictable offenses, 1-4, and they are tried by the County Prosecutor’s Office in the

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What is a Municipal Ordinance Violation?

In New Jersey there are currently 566 municipalities.  They are formed as either buroughs, townships, cities, villages, or towns.  Under the laws of the State of New Jersey each is allowed to create local laws and regulations, called ordinances.  Ordinance violations of a town’s specific local code might include charges of disturbing the peace, excessive noise,

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