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New Jersey Criminal Law & Motor Vehicle Field Guide 2020 Edition - Pre-Order








Larry E. Holtz

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March 10, 2020

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March 30, 2019

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What’s new in the 2020 Edition of the New Jersey Field Guide:
 Sexual assault has been expended to cover any teaching staff member, substitute teacher, school bus
driver, or other school employee or volunteer who engages in sexual conduct with a pupil at least 18 but
less than 22 years old who has not received a high school diploma. P.L.2019, c.108.
 To reduce 1st-degree Kidnapping to 2nd degree, it must be “the actor” in the kidnapping — not a police
officer, not a bystander, and not the victim himself — who releases the victim “unharmed and in a safe
place prior to apprehension.” State v. Cuff.
 Crime of Terrorism has been expanded to include persons who commit certain crimes to influence or
incite an act of terror against an individual or a group based on their actual or perceived race, religion,
color, national origin, affectional or sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, disability,
creed, or any other protected characteristic. P.L.2019, c.351.
 The Crime of Aiding Suicide has been amended to allow for use of the all-new “Medical Aid in Dying for
the Terminally Ill Act.” P.L.2019, c.59.
 The crimes triggering a violation of Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons have been significantly
expanded, and now incorporates ammunition. P.L.2019, c.165.
 Prohibited Weapons and Devices now includes firearms without a serial number. P.L.2019, c.165.
 Performance standards and qualifying criteria for “personalized handguns,” also known as “smart guns”
and “child-proof guns,” have been added to Title 2C. P.L.2019, c.164.
 It is now a third-degree crime for anyone to possess, buy, sell, transfer, or manufacture “animal fighting
paraphernalia” for the purpose of facilitating dog fighting or baiting. P.L.2019, c.223.
 Numerous provisions in Title 2C and Title 39 (including DWI) have been amended to adjust or eliminate
mandatory driver’s license suspensions for certain non-moving violations or drug-related criminal
convictions. P.L.2019, c.276.


The latest edition of the New Jersey Criminal Law and Motor Vehicle Field Guide is an easy-to-use, indispensable reference tool for all of this State’s law enforcement officers and criminal justice professionals. This conveniently-sized Field Guide clearly and concisely sets forth the material elements of the most important and commonly charged statutes from New Jersey’s Criminal Justice Code (Title 2C), and Motor Vehicle Code (Title 39), along with presenting the penalties for each offense and Case Notes identifying relevant court decisions for quick reference and analysis. A table of commonly cited traffic offenses and common Spanish phrases are also included for quick reference. Whether you are a law enforcement professional purchasing a single copy of this guide or a supervisor purchasing copies for your whole department, this reference will rapidly become a dependable and essential part of your gear bag. The Field Guide is the perfect companion to the New Jersey Criminal Law and Motor Vehicle Handbook, which contain the full text of the statutes referenced here.


Larry E. Holtz

Larry E. Holtz has served the City of Atlantic City as a police officer, detective, sergeant and police attorney, where he earned over fifteen departmental commendations. He later served as an Assistant County Prosecutor and New Jersey Deputy Attorney General. During his tenure at the Attorney General’s Office, Law Enforcement, Legal Affairs Section, he co-authored the State’s Charging Manual, various Attorney General Guidelines and was the Executive Editor of the Division of Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Reporter.

Mr. Holtz has also served as a municipal prosecutor for three towns in South Jersey, the Director of the Cape May County Police Academy, and as adjunct professor at Widener School of Law and Rowan University. He is a member of the bar in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Holtz has unmatched experience in the field of law enforcement, police training and instructor/teacher development. Over the past 30 years, he has designed and conducted basic, in-service and advanced training programs at various police academies and prosecutors’ offices throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He has also designed and conducted advanced education seminars for New Jersey judges, attorneys, and professional educators.

Presently, Mr. Holtz is a criminal justice and law enforcement educator and consultant. He is the author of the New Jersey Law Enforcement Handbook, the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Handbook, the Texas Law Enforcement Handbook, Criminal Procedure for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Professionals (the Federal Law Enforcement Handbook), Criminal Evidence for Criminal Justice Professionals, Effective Law Enforcement Report Writing, and Formal Study Guides for the NJ Attorney General Guidelines, Title 2C, and the Laws of Arrest, Search and Seizure. He is also published in the Dickinson Law Review, the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Police and Security News, the National Academy Associate, and Law Enforcement Technology.