Defense of Others, N.J.S.A. 2c:3-5

Defense of Others, N.J.S.A. 2c 3-5, Use of force for the protection of other persons, 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 ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyerRecently Fair Lawn authorities charged a husband and wife after an alleged altercation involving road rage and another driver. News reports indicate problems began when the husband stopped his minivan in front of a compact car. After the drivers emerged from each vehicle, they exchanged words. Next, news reports claim the husband returned to his vehicle and got a golf club. Subsequently, he hit the other man in the head with it, per the news. Because the physical struggle continued, the wife also allegedly struck the man several times with club. Thus, some might view her actions as defense of others. Nevertheless, the cops charged the husband and wife with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Read More