27.    It shall be a complete defense to any civil or criminal action brought pursuant to sections 21, 22, 23, 24 and 26 of P.L.1993, c.29 (C.2A:156A-27, C.2A:156A-28, C.2A:156A-29, C. 2A:156A-30 and C. 2A:156A-32) that the person made good faith reliance on: 

a.    a court warrant or order, a legislative authorization or a statutory authorization; 

Terms Used In New Jersey Statutes 2A:156A-33

  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • person: includes corporations, companies, associations, societies, firms, partnerships and joint stock companies as well as individuals, unless restricted by the context to an individual as distinguished from a corporate entity or specifically restricted to one or some of the above enumerated synonyms and, when used to designate the owner of property which may be the subject of an offense, includes this State, the United States, any other State of the United States as defined infra and any foreign country or government lawfully owning or possessing property within this State. See New Jersey Statutes 1:1-2

b.    a request of an investigative or law enforcement officer under section 13 of P.L.1968, c.409 (C. 2A:156A-13); or 

c.    a good faith determination that section 4 of P.L.1968, c.409 (C. 2A:156A-4) permitted the conduct which is the subject of the complaint