2023 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2C - The New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice
Section 2C:28-3 - Unsworn falsification to authorities

Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 2C:28-3 (2023)

2C:28-3. Unsworn falsification to authorities

a. Statements "Under Penalty." A person commits a crime of the fourth degree if he makes a written false statement which he does not believe to be true, on or pursuant to a form bearing notice, authorized by law, to the effect that false statements made therein are punishable.

b. In general. A person commits a disorderly persons offense if, with purpose to mislead a public servant in performing his function, he:

(1) Makes any written false statement which he does not believe to be true;

(2) Purposely creates a false impression in a written application for any pecuniary or other benefit, by omitting information necessary to prevent statements therein from being misleading;

(3) Submits or invites reliance on any writing which he knows to be forged, altered or otherwise lacking in authenticity; or

(4) Submits or invites reliance on any sample, specimen, map, boundary-mark, or other object which he knows to be false.

c. Perjury provisions applicable. Subsections c. and d. of section 2C:28-1 and subsection c. of 2C:28-2 apply to the present section.

L.1978, c. 95, s. 2C:28-3, eff. Sept. 1, 1979. Amended by L.1981, c. 290, s. 26, eff. Sept. 24, 1981.

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