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Disarming Police or Law Enforcement Officer

By Spodek Law Group | February 15, 2023

Disarming a Police Officer: A Serious Offense in NJ

Disarming or attempting to disarm a police officer is a grave offense in the eyes of the New Jersey criminal code. If you find yourself in this predicament, you need a legal team that understands the severity of the situation and has experience handling these types of cases. That’s where we come in. At Spodek Law Group, our defense attorneys have a proven track record of defending individuals charged with disarming a cop throughout the state. We represent clients in Monmouth County, Union County, Ocean County, Middlesex County, Mercer County, Somerset County, Burlington County, Essex County, Hudson County, Bergen County, and Passaic County.

Unmatched Expertise in Disarmament Cases

We’re not your typical law firm. We’re the largest team of our kind in the state and offer unparalleled qualifications, including:

14 attorneys who specialize exclusively in defending the accused Over 200 years of combined experience representing clients arrested on disarming offenses throughout   Former County Prosecutors who have served in key roles such as Director of Major Crimes, Special Victims, Juvenile, Domestic Violence, Guns Task Force and even an entire Trial Division Certified Criminal Trial AttorneysAt Marshall Criminal Defense, we don’t just want you to contact us for answers and representation. We want you to know that we are the best choice for defending your criminal charge of attempting to disarm a police officer.

Don’t Hesitate

If you or a loved one has been arrested or indicted for disarming a cop under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-11, time is of the essence. Contact Spodek Law Group today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. We understand the gravity of your situation and will fight tirelessly to defend your rights and freedom.

Disarming a Police Officer in NJ: What You Need to Know

When it comes to criminal laws in New Jersey, attempting to disarm or disarm a law enforcement officer is taken very seriously. It carries far more severe penalties than other related charges like obstructing the administration of law or resisting arrest. At Spodek Law Group, we understand the gravity of this charge, and our experienced attorney, Todd Spodek, is well-equipped to handle such cases.

The Specifics of the Law

The law about disarming a law enforcement officer in New Jersey is contained in N.J.S.A. 2C:12-11. It outlines the following provisions:

A person who knowingly takes or tries to take control over a firearm or any other weapon in the possession of a law enforcement or corrections officer is guilty of a crime of the second degree. This is true when the officer is in uniform or exhibits evidence of his authority.

If the person violating the above provision either fires or discharges the firearm, uses or threatens to use the firearm or weapon against the officer or any other person, or if the officer or another person suffers serious bodily injury, then they will be charged with a crime of the first degree.

If you are facing charges of disarming a law enforcement officer, you must seek legal representation immediately. The penalties for this crime can be severe, and you will need an experienced attorney to build a strong defense on your behalf. At Spodek Law Group, we are committed to helping our clients navigate the legal system and fight for the best possible outcome.

Contact Spodek Law Group Today

If you or a loved one has been charged with disarming a law enforcement officer in New Jersey, contact Spodek Law Group today. Our team, led by attorney Todd Spodek, has the knowledge and experience to help you understand your options and make informed decisions about your case. We are here to help you every step of the way.

Disarming a Law Enforcement Officer: What You Need to Know

Disarming a police or law enforcement officer is a serious criminal offense that can result in a first-degree or second-degree charge depending on the extent of the encounter. If you or someone you know is facing such a charge, you must understand the gravity of the situation and the potential consequences.

Understanding the Law

Disarming a law enforcement officer is a second-degree crime in New Jersey if the suspect attempts to disarm or disarm the officer. However, the charge is escalated to a first-degree offense if the disarming progresses to the point where the gun discharges, is pointed or used against the officer or results in serious bodily injury to a person.

The Importance of Hiring a Knowledgeable Attorney

Given the seriousness of disarming a law enforcement officer, it is crucial to hire a knowledgeable attorney to defend the accused. A conviction carries a presumption of incarceration, making it imperative to have experienced legal representation to protect your rights and defend your case.

Proving a Second-Degree Conviction for Disarming

To obtain a second-degree conviction for disarming in New Jersey, the prosecutor must establish:

  • That the suspect attempted to disarm or disarmed the officer
  • That the victim was a law enforcement officer or a person assisting a law enforcement officer
  • That the victim was acting in the performance of his or her duties
  • That the suspect knew or should have known that the victim was a law enforcement officer or a person assisting a law enforcement officer

In addition to these requirements, the prosecutor must also prove that the suspect had the purpose to use the weapon unlawfully against the officer or a third party, or to prevent the officer from performing his or her official duties.

Final Thoughts

Disarming a law enforcement officer is a serious crime that can carry significant consequences. If you or someone you know is facing such a charge, it is essential to seek the assistance of an experienced attorney, such as Todd Spodek of Spodek Law Group. Don’t risk your future, liberty, and reputation – protect your rights and get the legal representation you need to mount a strong defense.

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