OBSTRUCTION OR HINDERING CHARGES
Attorney for Obstruction of Justice or Hindering Charges
All too often, disagreements with the police can lead to criminal charges. The state will often file obstruction of justice or hindering charges based on these disagreements. These charges are very serious and demand the attention of a skilled criminal defense attorney. At Maynard Law Office, LLC, our Morristown law firm defends people from all walks of life against serious criminal charges.
Obstructing administration of law is a very broad offense. In order to convict someone of obstruction, the state must prove that the person purposely obstructed the administration of law or prevented a public servant from performing official duties by flight, intimidation, force or another unlawful act. Obstruction can be charged as a fourth-degree crime or a disorderly persons offense.
Under New Jersey law, any of the following actions can lead to hindering charges:
- Harboring or concealing someone sought by the police
- Aiding in a person’s escape
- Suppressing evidence or tampering with a witness
- Giving false information to a law enforcement agent or investigator
Depending on the nature of the charges, hindering can be charged from anywhere between a disorderly persons offense to a third-degree crime. In many cases, the state will bring hindering charges against someone in an attempt to create a co-defendant and gain leverage over both parties.
If you or a loved one has been charged with obstruction or hindering, our New Jersey obstruction of justice defense lawyers will look closely at the facts of your case. In most obstruction cases, the police’s version of events will be very different than your version of events. We will sort through the evidence and find any opportunities to have your charges reduced or dismissed altogether. In every case, we will do everything we can within the law to defend you against these allegations.
Contact Maynard Law Office, LLC in Morristown, NJ
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