Defending NJ 2C:39-13. Unlawful use of body vests.
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NJ Statute: 2C:39-13. Unlawful use of body vests.
Unlawful use of body vests. A person is guilty of a crime if he uses or wears a body vest while engaged in the commission of, or an attempt to commit, or flight after committing or attempting to commit murder, manslaughter, robbery, sexual assault, burglary, kidnaping, criminal escape or assault under N.J.S.2C:12-1b. Use or wearing a body vest while engaged in the commission of, or an attempt to commit, or flight after committing or attempting to commit a crime of the first degree is a crime of the second degree. Otherwise it is a crime of the third degree.
As used in this section, “body vest” means bullet-resistant body armor which is intended to provide ballistic and trauma protection.
L.1983,c.152,s.1; amended 1999, c.306.
AKA: NJ Criminal Charge 2C:39-13, Violation 2C:39-13, Offense 2C:39-13
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.