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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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