New Jersey Statutes (N.J.S.)

Title 2C. The New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice

2C:3-10. Justification in property crimes

Conduct involving the appropriation, seizure or destruction of, damage to, intrusion on, or interference with, property is justifiable under circumstances which would establish a defense of privilege in a civil action based thereon, unless:

a. The code or the law defining the offense deals with the specific situation involved; or

b. A legislative purpose to exclude the justification claimed otherwise plainly appears.