The Law Offices of

Jonathan F. Marshall

(856) 662-8300

Cherry Hill, NJ

(856) 288-3350

Camden, NJ

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Camden NJ Obstruction of Justice Lawyer

Criminal Defense Attorney in Camden County, New Jersey 

Obstruction of Justice
Obstruction of Justice

An obstruction of justice charge can arise when a person does not fully cooperate with law enforcement officers. Even acts such as giving a fake name to a police officer after you are arrested can lead to obstruction of justice charges. A conviction of this crime can lead to some significant consequences, including prison time, that can have an impact on future opportunities. If you have been charged with obstruction of justice, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case.

The criminal defense team at the the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison defend clients charged with assault and threat related offenses such as simple assault, criminal mischief, and harassment in Camden County including Camden, Cherry Hill, Gloucester, and Winslow Twp. With almost 40 years of combined experience, our defense attorneys know what it takes to help get you the most desirable result in your obstruction of justice case. This sort of experience and expertise can be extremely valuable in your case. The Law Offices of Leonard Biddison are available anytime for a free initial consultation to speak with you about your case. Call us today at 877-450-8301.

Obstruction of Justice Lawyer in Cherry Hill NJ

According to N.J.S.A. 2C:29-1, a person is guilty of obstruction of justice when:

a. A person commits an offense if he purposely obstructs, impairs or perverts the administration of law or other governmental function or prevents or attempts to prevent a public servant from lawfully performing an official function by means of flight, intimidation, force, violence, or physical interference or obstacle, or by means of any independently unlawful act. This section does not apply to failure to perform a legal duty other than an official duty, or any other means of avoiding compliance with law without affirmative interference with governmental functions.

b. An offense under this section is a crime of the fourth degree if the actor obstructs the detection or investigation of a crime or the prosecution of a person for a crime; otherwise it is a disorderly persons offense.

Note: If you attempt to obstruct justice and fail, you can still be charged with the offense.

Obstruction of Justice Penalties in New Jersey 

Obstruction of justice can be either a fourth degree crime or a disorderly persons offense. If you are charged with fourth degree, the case will take place in Superior Court and you could face up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison if found guilty. A disorderly persons offense case will take place in the Municipal Court and can result in 6 months in the county jail.

Note: If you are arrested for obstruction of justice and do not have a prior criminal record, you may be eligible for the pre-trial intervention program. The advantage of this is that when you complete the program, the charges against you will be dropped.

Contact a Winslow Twp. NJ Obstructing Lawyer for a Free Consultation 

The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison are always available to speak with you about your case and begin to formulate an aggressive strategy to defend you against your obstruction of justice charge. Our criminal defense team understands the details of the law in New Jersey and we will use this knowledge to help you best defend against these charges. Call us today at 877-450-8301 for a free initial consultation about your case.

Experience You Can Trust

For the past 20 years, Mr. Marshall has provided his clients with excellent legal counsel in a broad variety of criminal matters. From straightforward issues to serious litigation, he offers you the experience and confidential advice you need to maneuver through the laws of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

When you’ve been accused of a crime, you are entitled to a thorough and competent criminal defense. Jonathan F. Marshall ensures your legal rights are upheld. Allow our team to assist you during this difficult time.

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The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall

Areas We Serve

Burlington County, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, Pemberton Twp. Camden County, Camden City, Cherry Hill Twp., Gloucester City, Gloucester Twp., Pennsauken, Winslow Twp. Gloucester County, Deptford Twp., Monroe Twp., Paulsboro Boro, Washington Twp., West Deptford Twp., Woodbury City, Bordentown Twp., Cinnaminson, Evesham Twp., Mansfield Twp., Maple Shade Twp., Medford Twp., Moorestown Twp., Palmyra Boro, Bellmawr, Clementon, Collingswood, Haddon Twp., Lindenwold, Pine Hill Boro, Stratford Boro, Voorhees Twp., Waterford Twp., Elk Joint Municipal Court, Franklin Joint Mun Ct, Greenwich Twp, Mantua Twp.


Camden Location

121 Market Street Suite 201

Camden, NJ

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Cherry Hill Location

23 Haddonfield Rd, 3rd Floor, Building B2

Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

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