Impersonating a Police Officer, N.J.S.A. 2c:28-8(b)

Impersonating a Police Officer, N.J.S.A. 2c:28-8(b), New Jersey, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, drunk driving, traffic court, municipal court, juvenile defense, attorney, lawyerOn October 10, 2013, Jackson police charged a New Jersey motorist for Impersonating a Police Officer, per the news. The charge stemmed from a car stop five days earlier.

The motorist allegedly identified himself as with the NJ Attorney General’s Office, per the Ocean Signal. Additionally, the motorist said he was allegedly working undercover on drug investigations with the Division of Criminal Justice.

But a police investigation discovered evidence to contradict this. Consequently, the cops charged him with Impersonating a Police Officer.

Impersonating a Police Officer, N.J.S.A. 2C:28-8(b)

Under New Jersey law, a person commits a fourth degree crime if falsely he

  • pretends to hold a position of any organization or association of law enforcement officers as an
    • officer,
    • member,
    • employee, or
    • agent
  • with purpose to
    • induce another to submit to the pretended official authority or
    • otherwise to act in reliance upon that pretense.

Sentencing Exposure

  • Fines: Up to $10,000.00
  • State Prison: Up to 18 months
  • Victims of Crime Compensation Assessment (VCCA): $50.00 (or $100)
  • Safe Neighborhood Services Fund Assessment: $75
  • Law Enforcement Officer Training & Equipment Fund: $30
  • Probation: 1 to 5 years, conditioned on county jail up to 364 days
  • Suspended Sentence: Up to 5 years
  • Additional Penalties:
    • Community service
    • Court Costs

 Michael A. Smolensky, Esq., knows how to protect his clients. Mr. Smolensky can provide consultations on all cases regarding crimes involving impersonation. Call Now—(856) 812-0321.