Obstruction of Justice is a Disorderly Persons Offense
Under New Jersey law, a charge of obstruction of justice is a disorderly persons offense, commonly called a “misdemeanor” in other jurisdictions. A person obstructs justice if he or she purposely impairs the administration of law or other governmental function, or prevents or attempts to prevent a public servant from performing an official function. Such an obstruction can be made through means such as flight, intimidation, force, violence or physical interference. While obstruction of justice is ordinarily a disorderly persons offense, it is raised to a fourth degree crime if the actor interferes with the investigation of a crime or hinders the prosecution of a person for a crime.
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