New Jersey Criminal Laws
New Jersey's criminal statutes identify a wide range of conduct considered illegal, such as theft or murder, made punishable by fines, imprisonment, and other sanctions. Criminal laws and sanctions in New Jersey are similar to those of other states, but the Garden State is unique in a number of ways, such as being first state to abolish the death penalty in over 40 years. This section covers a wide variety of New Jersey criminal laws, including statutes prohibiting child abuse, kidnapping, extortion, and illicit drugs. Speak with a New Jersey criminal law attorney if you have additional questions or need legal representation.