It is illegal to wear a bullet-proof vest while committing a murder.

2C:39-13. Unlawful use of body vests

1.Unlawful use of body vests. A person is guilty of a crime if he uses or wears a body vest while engaged in the commission of, or an attempt to commit, or flight after committing or attempting to commit murder, manslaughter, robbery, sexual assault, burglary, kidnaping, criminal escape or assault under N.J.S.2C:12-1b. Use or wearing a body vest while engaged in the commission of, or an attempt to commit, or flight after committing or attempting to commit a crime of the first degree is a crime of the second degree. Otherwise it is a crime of the third degree.

As used in this section, “body vest” means bullet-resistant body armor which is intended to provide ballistic and trauma protection.

L.1983,c.152,s.1; amended 1999, c.306.

  • Skyler

    Why the detail…? Why not just, murder is illegal in any kinds of clothing?
    I mean, is murder legal if you DONT wear bullet-proof vests!?

  • JAY

    THATS NOT FAIR I DONT WANT 2 DIE JUS THE PERSON IM KILLING

  • Zgm

    That is just stupid isnt murder illeagel u still are goin to jail

  • Peter

    It doesn’t say it’s (only) illegal to commit murder wearing a bullet-proof vest, it says wearing a bullet-proof vest is a crime when the vest is used for committing the listed offences. That means if you commit murder wearing a bullet-proof vest, you can be prosecuted for both murder and unlawful use of a body vest.