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When you or a loved one has been charged with violating the criminal codes of New Jersey, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney at your side. The Law Office of Stephen R. Piper, LLC is a law practice located in Moorestown, New Jersey, that provides dedicated, vigorous criminal defense representation to residents of Burlington County, Camden County, and the Philadelphia metro area who have been charged with criminal offenses under New Jersey law. Since 1998, Mr. Piper has helped hundreds of clients stay out of prison, avoid fines, and steer clear of the debilitating lifelong consequences that can follow a criminal conviction.

The Law Office of Stephen R. Piper has successfully helped clients facing all different kinds of criminal code violations, including homicide, assault, sexual assaulttheft and fraud, resisting arrest or criminal flight, possession or distribution of controlled dangerous substances, and firearms and weapons offenses. As a former Camden County assistant prosecutor, Mr. Piper has the broad experience and knowledge to help you with both the serious felony offenses that can carry prison sentences of decades, as well as less serious offenses typically heard in municipal court that usually only carry sentences of jail time, probation, community service, and/or fines.

If you or a loved one have been charged with a violation of the New Jersey criminal code, contact The Law Office of Stephen R. Piper, LLC today to schedule a consultation to discuss your legal rights and options and to learn more about how Mr. Piper can help you obtain the best possible outcome for your criminal charges.

NJ Offenses Involving Danger to the Person

  • Criminal Homicide – N.J.S.A. 2c:11-2
  • Murder – N.J.S.A. 2c:11-3
  • Manslaughter – N.J.S.A. 2c:11-4
  • Death by Auto or Vessel – N.J.S.A. 2c:11-5
  • Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Death – N.J.S.A. 2c:11-5.1
  • Leaving the Scene of a Boating Accident – N.J.S.A. 2c:11-5.2
  • Strict Liability Vehicular Homicide – N.J.S.A. 2c:11-5.3
  • Assisting Suicide – N.J.S.A. 2c:11-6
  • Human Cloning – N.J.S.A. 2c:11A-1
  • Assault – N.J.S.A. 2c:12-1
  • Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury – N.J.S.A. 2c:12-1.1
  • Endangering an Injured Victim – N.J.S.A. 2c:12-1.2
  • Failure to Report Missing Child – N.J.S.A. 2c:12-1.3
  • Reckless Endangerment – N.J.S.A. 2c:12-2
  • Terroristic Threats – N.J.S.A. 2c:12-3
  • Stalking – N.J.S.A. 2c:10
  • Disarming a Law Enforcement or Corrections Officer – N.J.S.A. 2c:12-11
  • Aggravated Assault of a Law Enforcement Officer by Bodily Fluid – N.J.S.A. 2c:12-13
  • Kidnapping – N.J.S.A. 2c:13-1
  • Criminal Restraint – N.J.S.A. 2c:13-2
  • False Imprisonment – N.J.S.A. 2c:13-3
  • Interference with Custody – N.J.S.A. 2c:13-4
  • Criminal Coercion – N.J.S.A. 2c:13-5
  • Luring of a Child – N.J.S.A. 2c:13-6
  • Luring of an Adult – N.J.S.A. 2c:13-7
  • Human Trafficking – N.J.S.A. 2c:13-8
  • Sexual Assault – N.J.S.A. 2c:14-2
  • Criminal Sexual Contact – N.J.S.A. 2c:14-3
  • Lewdness – N.J.S.A. 2c:14-4
  • Invasion of Privacy – N.J.S.A. 2c:14-9
  • Robbery – N.J.S.A. 2c:15-1
  • Carjacking – N.J.S.A. 2c:15-2
  • Bias Intimidation – N.J.S.A. 2c:16-1

NJ Offenses Against Property

  • Arson – N.J.S.A. 2c:17-1
  • Criminal Mischief – N.J.S.A. 2c:17-3
  • Damage or Removal of Traffic Signs and Signals – N.J.S.A. 2c:17-3.1
  • Removal of Alteration of VIN – N.J.S.A. 2c:17-6
  • Tampering with Nuclear Electric Generating Plant Equipment – N.J.S.A. 2c:17-7
  • Tampering with Nuclear Electric Generating Plant Equipment Resulting in Death – N.J.S.A. 2c:17-8
  • Tampering with Nuclear Electric Generating Plant Equipment Resulting in Injury – N.J.S.A. 2c:17-9
  • Burglary – N.J.S.A. 2c:18-2
  • Unlicensed Entry of Structure – N.J.S.A. 2c:18-3
  • Operating Motor Vehicle or Riding Horseback on Property without Permission – N.J.S.A. 2c:18-5
  • Theft from Grave Site – N.J.S.A. 2c:20-2.3
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition – N.J.S.A. 2c:20-3
  • Theft by Deception – N.J.S.A. 2c:20-4
  • Theft by Extortion – N.J.S.A. 2c:20-5
  • Theft by Property Lost or Delivered by Mistake – N.J.S.A. 2c:20-6
  • Receiving Stolen Property – N.J.S.A. 2c:20-7
  • Fencing – N.J.S.A. 2c:20-7.1
  • Theft of Services – N.J.S.A. 2c:20-8
  • Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Received Property – N.J.S.A. 2c:20-9
  • Unlawful Taking by Means of Conveyance – N.J.S.A. 2c:20-10
  • Shoplifting – N.J.S.A. 2c:20-11
  • Operation of Facility for Sale of Stolen Automobile Parts – N.J.S.A. 2c:20-16
  • Use of Juvenile in Theft of Automobiles – N.J.S.A. 2c:20-17
  • Computer Criminal Activity – N.J.S.A. 2c:20-25
  • Wrongful Access of Computer System – N.J.S.A. 2c:20-31
  • Posting of Information on the Internet Relating to Law Enforcement Officers – N.J.S.A. 2c:20-31.1
  • Copying or Obtaining of Software – N.J.S.A. 2c:20-33
  • Misuse of Food Stamps – N.J.S.A. 2c:20-36 and N.J.S.A. 2c:20-37
  • Theft of Vehicle Transponder – N.J.S.A. 2c:20-38
  • Participation in Pyramid Scheme – N.J.S.A. 2c:20-39
  • Forgery – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-1
  • Criminal Simulation – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-2
  • False Government Documents – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-2.1
  • Sale of Law Enforcement Badge – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-2.2
  • Production, Sale, or Use of Fraudulent Motor Vehicle Insurance ID Cards – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-2.3
  • Possession of Fraudulent Receipts – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-2.4
  • Public Records Fraud – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-3
  • Falsifying or Tampering with Records – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-4
  • Destruction, Alteration, or Falsification of Medical Records – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-4.1
  • Health Care Claims Fraud – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-4.3
  • Insurance Fraud – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-4.6
  • Motor Vehicle Title Fraud – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-4.8
  • Bad Checks – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-5
  • Credit Card Fraud – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-6
  • Deceptive Business Practices – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-7
  • False Representation – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-7.3
  • Misrepresentation of Motor Vehicle Mileage – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-8
  • Corporate Official Misconduct – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-9
  • Commercial Bribery – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-10
  • Rigging of Publicly Exhibited Contests – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-11
  • Defrauding Secured Creditors – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-12
  • Fraud in Insolvency – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-13
  • Receiving Deposits in Failing Financial Institution – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-14
  • Misapplication of Entrusted Property, Government Property, or Property of Financial Institution – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-15
  • Securing Execution of Documents by Deception – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-16
  • Impersonation and Identity Theft — N.J.S.A. 2c:21-17
  • Use of Personally Identifying Information – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-17.2
  • Trafficking of Personally Identifying Information – N.J.S.A. 2c:21.-17.3
  • Use of “Slugs” – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-18
  • Wrongful Credit Practices – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-19
  • Unlicensed or Unauthorized Practice of Medicine – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-20
  • Unlicensed or Unauthorized Practice of Acupuncture- N.J.S.A. 2c:21-20.1
  • Unlicensed or Unauthorized Practice of Psychology- N.J.S.A. 2c:21-20.2
  • Unlicensed or Unauthorized Practice of Chiropractic- N.J.S.A. 2c:21-20.3
  • Unlicensed or Unauthorized Practice of Social Work- N.J.S.A. 2c:21-20.4
  • Unlicensed or Unauthorized Practice of Psychoanalysis- N.J.S.A. 2c:21-20.5
  • Unlicensed or Unauthorized Practice of Law – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-22
  • Unlicensed or Unauthorized Practice of Immigration Law – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-31
  • Unlicensed or Unauthorized Practice of Dentistry- N.J.S.A. 2c:21-30
  • Money Laundering – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-25
  • Electrical Contracting without Business Permit – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-33
  • False Public Utility Employee ID – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-35
  • Sale of Secondhand Jewelry – N.J.S.A. 2c:21-36
  • Disturbing of Desecrating Human Remains – N.J.S.A. 2c:22-1
  • Unlawful Disposition of Body Parts – N.J.S.A. 2c:22-2

NJ Offenses Against Others

  • Bigamy – N.J.S.A. 2c:24-1
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child – N.J.S.A. 2c:24-4
  • Willful Nonsupport of Child – N.J.S.A. 2c:24-5
  • Unlawful Adoption – N.J.S.A. 2c:24-6
  • Endangering the Welfare of an Incompetent Person – N.J.S.A. 2c:24-7
  • Endangering Another Person – N.J.S.A. 2c:24-71
  • Abandonment or Neglect of Elderly or Disabled Adult – N.J.S.A. 2c:24-8
  • Use of Minor to Commit Criminal Offense – N.J.S.A. 2c:24-9
  • Genital Mutilation of Minor Female – N.J.S.A. 2c:24-10
  • Violation of Domestic Relations Order – N.J.S.A. 2c:25-30
  • Criminal Contempt of Domestic Relations Order – N.J.S.A. 2c:25-31

NJ Offenses Against Public Administration

  • Bribery in Official and Political Matters – N.J.S.A. 2c:27-2
  • Threats or Improper Influence in Official and Political Matters – N.J.S.A. 2c:27-3
  • Retaliation for Past Official Action – N.J.S.A. 2c:27-5
  • Unlawful Interested Business Transaction – N.J.S.A. 2c:27-9
  • Acceptance or Receipt of Unlawful Benefit by Public Servant for Official Behavior – N.J.S.A. 2c:27-10
  • Offer of Unlawful Benefit to Public Servant for Official Behavior – N.J.S.A. 2c:27-11
  • Corruption of Public Resources – N.J.S.A. 2c:27-12
  • Perjury – N.J.S.A. 2c:28-1
  • False Swearing – N.J.S.A. 2c:28-2
  • Unsworn Falsification to Authorities – N.J.S.A. 2c:28-3
  • False Report to Law Enforcement – N.J.S.A. 2c:28-4
  • Witness and Informant Tampering or Retaliation – N.J.S.A. 2c:28-5
  • Fabricating or Tampering with Physical Evidence – N.J.S.A. 2c:28-6
  • Tampering with Public Records – N.J.S.A. 2c:28-7
  • Impersonating a Public Servant or Law Enforcement Officer – N.J.S.A. 2c:28-8
  • Obstructing Administration of Law – N.J.S.A. 2c:29-1
  • Resisting Arrest or Eluding – N.J.S.A. 2c:29-2
  • Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution – N.J.S.A. 2c:29-3
  • Infliction of Harm upon Police Animal – N.J.S.A. 2c:29-3.1
  • Criminal Offense against Service Animal – N.J.S.A. 2c:29-3.2
  • Compounding – N.J.S.A. 2c:29-4
  • Escape – N.J.S.A. 2c:29-5
  • Provision or Procurement of Implements of Escape – N.J.S.A. 2c:29-6
  • Bail Jumping – N.J.S.A. 2c:29-7
  • Corrupting or Influencing a Jury – N.J.S.A. 2c:29-8
  • Unlawful Juror Contact – N.J.S.A. 2c:29-8.1
  • Criminal Contempt of Court – N.J.S.A. 2c:29-9
  • Refusal of Drawing of Blood or Biological Sample – N.J.S.A. 2c:29-11
  • Official Misconduct – N.J.S.A. 2c:30-2
  • Speculating or Wagering on Official Action or Information – N.J.S.A. 2c:30-3
  • Disbursing Money or Incurring Obligation in Excess of Appropriations – N.J.S.A. 2c:30-4
  • Official Deprivation of Civil Rights – N.J.S.A. 2c:30-6
  • Pattern of Official Misconduct – N.J.S.A. 2c:30-7

NJ Offenses Against Public Order, Health and Decency

  • Riot or Failure to Disperse – N.J.S.A. 2c:33-1
  • Disorderly Conduct – N.J.S.A. 2c:33-2
  • False Public Alarm – N.J.S.A. 2c:33-3
  • Harassment – N.J.S.A. 2c:33-4
  • Cyber-harassment – N.J.S.A. 2c:33-4.1
  • Obstructing Highways or Other Public Passages – N.J.S.A. 2c:33-7
  • Disrupting Meetings or Processions – N.J.S.A. 2c:33-8
  • Desecration of Venerated Objects – N.J.S.A. 2c:33-9
  • Causing Fear of Unlawful Bodily Violence – N.J.S.A. 2c:33-10
  • Defacement of Private Property – N.J.S.A. 2c:33-11
  • Maintaining Nuisance – N.J.S.A. 2c:33-12
  • Smoking in Public – N.J.S.A. 2c:33-13
  • Sale of Cigarettes or Electronic Smoking Devices to Minors – N.J.S.A. 2c:33-13.1
  • Interference with Transportation – N.J.S.A. 2c:33-14
  • Vandalizing Railroad Crossing Devices – N.J.S.A. 2c:33-14.1
  • Possession or Consumption of Alcohol by Persons Under 21 – N.J.S.A. 2c:33-15
  • Possession of Alcohol on School Property by Persons of Legal Age – N.J.S.A. 2c:33-16
  • Offering Alcohol to Underage Persons – N.J.S.A. 2c:33-17
  • Possession of Pager on School Property – N.J.S.A. 2c:33-19
  • Interception or Use of Official Communication – N.J.S.A. 2c:33-21
  • Possession of Emergency Communications Receiver During Crime – N.J.S.A. 2c:33-22
  • Failure to Obtain Radio Transmission License – N.J.S.A. 2c:33-23.2
  • Interception of Law Enforcement Vehicle Location Signals – N.J.S.A. 2c:33-23.3
  • Sale of Motor Vehicle on Sunday – N.J.S.A. 2c:33-26
  • Sale or Consumption of Alcohol in Unlicensed Establishment – N.J.S.A. 2c:33-27
  • Solicitation or Recruitment for Criminal Street Gang – N.J.S.A. 2c:33-28
  • Gang Criminality – N.J.S.A. 2c:33-29
  • Promotion of Organized Street Crime – N.J.S.A. 2c:33-30
  • Dog Fighting – N.J.S.A. 2c:33-31
  • Prostitution – N.J.S.A. 2c:34-1
  • Loitering for Purposes of Engaging in Prostitution – N.J.S.A. 2c:34-1.1
  • Obscenity – N.J.S.A. 2c:34-2
  • Public Communication of Obscenity – N.J.S.A. 2c:34-4
  • Diseased Person Committing Act of Sexual Penetration – N.J.S.A. 2c:34-5
  • Unlawful Operation of Sexually Oriented Business – N.J.S.A. 2c:34-7
  • Leading Narcotics Trafficking Network – N.J.S.A. 2c:35-3
  • Maintaining or Operating Controlled Dangerous Substance Production Facility – N.J.S.A. 2c:35-4
  • Boobytrapping or Fortifying Controlled Dangerous Substance Production or Distribution Facility – N.J.S.A. 2c:35-4.1
  • Manufacturing, Distributing, or Dispensing Narcotics – N.J.S.A. 2c:35-5
  • Employing Juvenile in Drug Distribution Scheme – N.J.S.A. 2c:35-6
  • Distribution on or within 1000 Feet of School Property – N.J.S.A. 2c:35-7
  • Distribution of Narcotics to Minors – N.J.S.A. 2c:35-8
  • Criminal Liability for Drug-Induced Death – N.J.S.A. 2c:35-9
  • Possession or Being Under the Influence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance – N.J.S.A. 2c:35-10
  • Imitation of Controlled Dangerous Substances – N.J.S.A. 2c:35-11
  • Obtaining Narcotics by Fraud – N.J.S.A. 2c:35-13
  • Unlawful Possession of Drug Precursors – N.J.S.A. 2c:35-28
  • Use or Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – N.J.S.A. 2c:36-2
  • Distribution of or Possession with Intent to Distribute Drug Paraphernalia – N.J.S.A. 2c:36-3
  • Advertising of Drug Paraphernalia – N.J.S.A. 2c:36-4
  • Delivery of Drug Paraphernalia to Minors – N.J.S.A. 2c:36-5
  • Possession or Distribution of Hypodermic Syringe or Needle – N.J.S.A. 2c:36-6
  • Promotion of Gambling – N.J.S.A. 2c:37-2
  • Possession of Gambling Records – N.J.S.A. 2c:37-3
  • Maintenance of a Gambling Resort – N.J.S.A. 2c:37-4
  • Gambling on Ships – N.J.S.A. 2c:37-4.1
  • Possession of Gambling Device – N.J.S.A. 2c:37.7
  • Terrorism – N.J.S.A. 2c:38.2
  • Production or Possession of Weapons of Mass Destruction – N.J.S.A. 2c:38-3
  • Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution for Terrorism – N.J.S.A. 2c:38-4
  • Soliciting or Providing Material Support or Resources for Terrorism – N.J.S.A. 2c:38.5
  • Possession of Prohibited Weapons – N.J.S.A. 2c:39-3
  • Possession of Weapons for Unlawful Purposes – N.J.S.A. 2c:39-4
  • Unlawful Possession of Weapons – N.J.S.A. 2c:39-5
  • Possession by Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons – N.J.S.A. 2c:39-7
  • Manufacture, Transport, Disposition, and Defacement of Weapons – N.J.S.A. 2c:39-9
  • Violation of Firearm Regulations or False Representation in Firearms Applications – N.J.S.A. 2c:39-10
  • Sale of Weapons by Pawnbroker – N.J.S.A. 2c:39-11
  • Unlawful Use of Body Vest – N.J.S.A. 2c:39-13
  • Creating a Hazard – N.J.S.A. 2c:40-1
  • Refusal to Yield Party Line in an Emergency – N.J.S.A. 2c:40-2
  • Hazing – N.J.S.A. 2c:40-3
  • Unlawful Sale of Uncertificated Portable Oil-Burning Heating Device – N.J.S.A. 2c:40-7
  • Tampering with Cosmetic, Food, or Drug Product – N.J.S.A. 2c:40-17
  • Violation of Law Intended to Protect Public Health and Safety – N.J.S.A. 2c:40-18
  • Unauthorized Writing in Consumer Products – N.J.S.A. 2c:40-19
  • Use of Certain Cable or Wire Devices – N.J.S.A. 2c:40-20
  • Tattooing or Piercing a Minor without Parental Consent – N.J.S.A. 2c:40-21
  • Operating Motor Vehicle During Period of License Suspension – N.J.S.A. 2c:40-26
  • Dangerous Operation of Unmanned Aircraft System – N.J.S.A. 2c:40-28
  • Unlawful Requiring of Lie Detector Test by Employer – N.J.S.A. 2c:40A-1
  • Violation of Contract to Pay Employees – N.J.S.A. 2c:40A-2
  • Wrongful Discharge of Employee – N.J.S.A. 2c:40A-3
  • Unlawful Solicitation of Certain Professional Employment – N.J.S.A. 2c:40A-4

NJ Offenses Involving Organized Crime and Organized Crime Activities

  • Racketeering – N.J.S.A. 2c:41-2

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