NJ 2C:33-12. Nuisance.

Defending NJ 2C:33-12.  Nuisance.

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NJ Statute: 2C:33-12.  Maintaining a nuisance.

A person is guilty of maintaining a nuisance when:

a.  By conduct either unlawful in itself or unreasonable under all the circumstances, he knowingly or recklessly creates or maintains a condition which endangers the safety or health of a considerable number of persons;

b.  He knowingly conducts or maintains any premises, place or resort where persons gather for purposes of engaging in unlawful conduct;  or

c.  He knowingly conducts or maintains any premises, place or resort as a house of prostitution or as a place where obscene material, as defined in N.J.S. 2C:34-2 and N.J.S. 2C:34-3, is sold, photographed, manufactured, exhibited or otherwise prepared or shown, in violation of N.J.S. 2C:34-2, N.J.S. 2C:34-3, and N.J.S. 2C:34-4.

A person is guilty of a disorderly persons offense if the person is convicted under subsection a. or b. of this section.  A person is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree if the person is convicted under subsection c. of this section.

Upon conviction under this section, in addition to the sentence authorized by this code, the court may proceed as set forth in section 2C:33-12.1.

L.1978, c. 95, s. 2C:33-12, eff. Sept. 1, 1979.  Amended by L.1979, c. 178, s. 64, eff. Sept. 1, 1979;  L.1982, c. 233, s. 1, eff. Jan. 7, 1983; L.1983, c. 234, s. 1, eff. June 30, 1983.

AKA: NJ Criminal Charge 2C:33-12, Violation 2C:33-12, Offense 2C:33-12

Disclaimer: A copy of this statute has been provided for your information. This wording was current from the NJ website lis.njleg.state.nj.us as of August 2012.

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