N.J.S.A. 2C:12-11 – Disarming a Law Enforcement, Corrections Officer; Crime; Degrees

2C:12-11 Disarming a Law Enforcement, Corrections Officer; Crime; Degrees

1. a. A person who knowingly takes or attempts to exercise unlawful control over a firearm or other weapon in the possession of a law enforcement or corrections officer when that officer is acting in the performance of his duties, and either is in uniform or exhibits evidence of his authority, is guilty of a crime of the second degree.

b. A person violating the provisions of subsection a. of this section shall be guilty of a crime of the first degree if:

(1) The person fires or discharges the firearm;

(2) The person uses or threatens to use the firearm or weapon against the officer or any other person; or

(3) The officer or another person suffers serious bodily injury.

L.1996,c.14.

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