New jersey legislature introduces changes to the official misconduct statue
Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark.
New Jersey legislature has introduced a change to its official misconduct statute in the spring of 2018.
New Jersey Assembly is attempting to update the official misconduct statute requiring public officials who have been convicted of harassment, sexual contact, goodness, or sexual assault, when the offense involves or touches upon public office, to forfeit their pensions.
The key evidential element in all official misconduct cases include the requirement that any such conduct “involves or touch of such office, position or employment “. The statutory definition of “touching” the office means that the crime or offense was related directly to the “person‘s performance in, circumstances flowing from, the specific public office or employment how old by that person.”
The updated section of the statute now include harassment as defined by N.J.S.A. 2C 33-4, sexual assault defined by N.J.S.A. 2C: 14 – 2, criminal sexual contact defined by N.J.S.A. 2C:14–3, or harassment defined by N.J.S.A. 2C:14–4.
If you are a state, county, municipal employee and or government agent please feel free to call me if you have been charged with any criminal offense that would involve this or any other sections of New Jersey is official misconduct a statute.
Jeffrey S. Hark, Esq.
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