Mr. Porreca represented a man in Newark Municipal Court charged with 3rd Degree Tampering with Public Records under N.J.S.A. 2C:28-7(1)and 4th Degree Possession of a Prohibited Weapon under N.J.S.A. 2C:39-3(a). Additionally, this defendant was charged with Unclear Plates under N.J.S.A. 39:33-3, Fictitious Plates under N.J.S.A. 39:3-33(a).
The defendant was involved in a single-motor cycle accident. When the police arrived, they noticed that the defendant has obscured his license plate with black electrical tape. During the “search incident to arrest,” the police found a set of brass knuckles in the defendant’s jacket. Once in court, Mr. Porreca negotiated a plea offer for this client so that he would only plead guilty to “Disorderly Conduct” under N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2(a)(1).