N.J.S.A. 2C:11-1 – Definitions

2C:11-1 Definitions

In chapters 11 through 15, unless a different meaning plainly is required:

a. “Bodily injury” means physical pain, illness or any impairment of physical condition;

b. “Serious bodily injury” means bodily injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious, permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ;

c. “Deadly weapon” means any firearm or other weapon, device, instrument, material or substance, whether animate or inanimate, which in the manner it is used or is intended to be used, is known to be capable of producing death or serious bodily injury or which in the manner it is fashioned would lead the victim reasonably to believe it to be capable of producing death or serious bodily injury;

d. “Significant bodily injury” means bodily injury which creates a temporary loss of the function of any bodily member or organ or temporary loss of any one of the five senses.

L.1978, c.95; amended 1979,c.178,s.19; 1981,c.384,s.1; 1995,c.307,s.1.

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