But this woman in Bayonne must be a Jersey Girl because she expressed her dissatisfaction! Indeed, news reports claim she pushed a manager and security guard, and she allegedly kicked police officers. Additionally, she smashed computer equipment causing an alleged $23,000 in damage. Furthermore, she allegedly struggled with authorities as they tried to restrain her. Moreover, she allegedly provided authorities with a false name. As if all these things were not enough, a search incident to arrest revealed an alleged PCP-laced marijuana cigarette. Consequently, the cops charged her with aggravated assault, simple assault, criminal mischief, hindering apprehension, drug possession, and resisting arrest.
Resisting Arrest, N.J.S.A. 2c:29-2
Under New Jersey law, a person is guilty of a disorderly persons offense if he purposely prevents or attempts to prevent a law enforcement officer from effecting an arrest. Additionally, a person is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree if he, by flight, purposely prevents or attempts to prevent a law enforcement officer from effecting an arrest. Furthermore, both of these are a crime of the third degree if the person:
- Uses or threatens to use physical force or violence against the law enforcement officer or another; or
- Uses any other means to create a substantial risk of causing physical injury to the public servant or another.
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