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Written by attorney Douglas F Herring | Apr 18, 2014

What is Official Misconduct in New Jersey?

New Jersey has a sad reputation for corruption and the state now has one of the toughest corruption crime for anyone involved with official misconduct, as defined in New Jersey Statute 2C:30-2. This very broad law covers the simple improper action of a public official.

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For anyone charged with official misconduct or a pattern of official misconduct, the results may be disastrous. Not only will you lose your current position and, probably your benefits and pension, but a conviction can result in significant imprisonment. Because of the significant consequences to a person charged with official misconduct, it is important to immediately hire a New Jersey criminal defense attorney as soon as you are either investigated or charged with an offense. Hiring a former prosecutor who now practices official misconduct defense can make the difference between having a conviction and having the case dismissed. Please contact an experienced New Jersey criminal attorney about your official misconduct case. Attorney Douglas Herring is a New Jersey criminal defense attorney who will help explain the official misconduct charges and help you fight your charges. Mr. Herring is a former prosecutor in State and Federal Court. He will review your case and work with you to determine a plan to give you the best defense possible. He will file motions for you in court and he will determine how to effectively argue your case to convince the prosecutor or the judge that the case is weak and the charges should be dismissed.

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