Q: Under Criminal Code 2C:28-3(B)1, is this act considered a Disorderly Persons Charge or a Felony Level Crime?
A: It can be either based on what was said and done. Thus 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. And in general A person commits a disorderly persons offense if, with purpose to mislead a public servant in performing his function etc, etc. Either way get yourself a good lawyer these are serious charges which lead to up to 18 months or 180 days in jail either of which is generally not a good thing to have. Most of us criminal lawyers offer a free in office consultation, I suggest that you set one up asap as the more time a lawyer has to work on the case the more that lawyer can do to help minimize the penalties you may receive.
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