Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Gary A. Kraemer , Sparta, argued the cause for appellant (Daggett, Kraemer, Kovach & Gjelsvik, attorneys).
Gregory R. Mueller , First Assistant Prosecutor, argued the cause for respondent ( David J. Weaver , Sussex County Prosecutor, attorney).
Kenneth A. Burden , Deputy Attorney General, argued the cause for amicus curiae Attorney General of New Jersey ( John J. Hoffman , Acting Attorney General, attorney).
Supreme Court of New Jersey.
Judge RODRÍGUEZ (temporarily assigned) delivered the opinion of the court.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:40-18b, it is a third-degree crime when a person "knowingly violates a law intended to protect the public health and safety or knowingly fails to perform a duty imposed by a law intended to protect the public health and safety and recklessly causes serious bodily injury." The issue in this case is whether N.J.S...
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