Official Misconduct Lawyer in New Jersey
Official misconduct occurs when a public servant commits an act related to his office, but with the intent to obtain benefit for himself or someone else. Elements that must be proven are:
- You were a public servant
- You performed an improper action or failed to perform an action as part of your official duties, and you knew such behavior was unauthorized
- Your improper action or failure to act was carried out with the purpose of benefiting yourself or injuring someone else
In New Jersey, the definition of “public servant” is quite broad. Certainly this category includes police officers, but it also includes any government employee or anyone carrying out a government function.
What You Should Do Next
Official misconduct is a serious crime in New Jersey. Conviction may lead to significant imprisonment, possibly up to 10 years. In addition, you could lose your job and any associated pension or benefits. You may have difficulty obtaining employment in the future because of the conviction.
The experienced defense attorneys at Clark, Clark & Noonan, LLC understand that you may feel stressed and worried about the gravity of these punishments. While a conviction is potentially life-altering, our attorneys are ready to defend you against these serious charges. We will not rest until we have obtained the best possible resolution to your case.
Contact our attorneys as soon as possible for a free case evaluation and to learn about your options for fighting the charges against you. You are probably feeling burdened by these charges, but you can take some comfort in entrusting this complex legal case to our experienced attorneys. With years of experience and a proactive approach to defending your side of the story, our attorneys know how to move your case in the direction we want.
If you have been charged with official misconduct in New Jersey, please call Clark, Clark & Noonan, LLC at 732-303-7857 for a free consultation. We serve Newark, Jersey City and all of the surrounding areas.