Clients will need to provide DNA samples if found guilty of certain Disorderly Persons offenses.
The Administrative Director of the Court recently enacted legislation requiring defendants found guilty of certain offenses to provide DNA samples.
Moreover, the municipal court judge must check the defendant’s criminal history prior to entering of the guilty plea to determine if a DNA sample is already in the system.
The following offenses now require a DNA sample collection in municipal court at the time of conviction.
2C: 12-1A(1) Domestic Violence / Simple Assault / Knowingly causing bodily injury
2C:12-1A(2) Domestic Violence / Simple Assault / Negligently causing bodily injury with a deadly weapon
2C: 12-1A(3) Domestic Violence / Simple Assault / Threat of SBI by physical menace
2C: 29-9B(2) Contempt – Violate Domestic Violence
2C:33-2.1B Wandering to obtain CDS
2C:34-1B(1) Prostitution –Engage as Patron
2C:34-1B(8) Prostitution – offer sex in exchange for Econo VA
2C:35-10B CDS under influence w/o presecription
2C:35-10C Possession of CDS fails to give CDS to police
2C:35-10.4B(1) Toxic chemical-inhale to cause intoxication
2C:35-10.4B(2) Toxic chemical-possess for purp of intoxication
2C:35-10.5A(1) Pres/legend drugs distribute 4 or fewer doses
2C:35-10.5B Pres/legend drugs use w/o lawful script
2C:35-10.5E(1) Pres/legend drugs poss w/o a script less equal to or less than 4 doses
2C:35-24 Possession of prescription drugs in original container
2C:35-25A Sales restrictions for ephedrine products
2C:12-1C(1) Assault by Auto (other than serious bodily injury)
2C:36-2 Use / Possession w / intent to use drug paraphernalia
2C:36:6A Possession / Sell Hypodermic Syringe for use with CDS
2C: 36-6.2c Sale of Hypodermic Syringe after lawfully purchasing it.
If you have been charged with a crime in the State of New Jersey, contact Attorney Chirag D. Mehta today for a free consultation. He can be reached at (201) 688-0667.