The offense of disorderly conduct is directed at conduct that represents a breach of peace in Bayonne and elsewhere in New Jersey. Although a conviction on a Bayonne disorderly conduct charge is a petty disorderly persons offense, you can actually be sent to jail at the time of sentencing. You will also be left with a criminal record, fines and a host of other consequences. Don’t put your future at risk by taking a disorderly conduct charge lightly. Hire the best attorney you can find to defend you and it will probably allow you to avoid a record and other negative ramification from being charged with disorderly conduct.
The criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have what it takes to effectively defend a disorderly conduct offense in Bayonne New Jersey. We can offer you:
- 200 years of combined experience handling disorderly conduct cases and other matters in Bayonne Municipal Court
- Representation by a team of ten (10) lawyers who specialize exclusively in criminal defense
- Former prosecutors at the county and municipal level
- Certified criminal trial attorneys
- A long history of avoiding convictions to disorderly persons offenses throughout Hudson County
To learn more about how a lawyer at our firm can help you avoid the pitfalls of a disorderly conduct arrest, contact our Jersey City Office at by calling us today at 201-309-0500 for a free consultation. An accomplished criminal defense attorney is available to take your call 24/7.
Bayonne, New Jersey Disorderly Conduct Offense
N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2 defines disorderly conduct in terms of improper behavior and offensive language. N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2(a) makes it a criminal offense to engage in the following forms of behavior: engage in conduct and activities amounting to the following:
- Violent or tumultuous behavior
- Creating a hazardous or dangerous condition serving no lawful or legitimate purpose
Pushing someone during an argument could be the type of behavior police could use as the basis for arresting you for disorderly conduct. N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2(b) defines disorderly conduct in terms of offensively course or abusive language used in a public place that is intended to offend the sensibilities of people who might hear it. Shouting obscenities in a parking lot directed at someone who took your parking space could lead to a disorderly conduct charge. New Jersey has a very broad definition of “public place” for purposes of disorderly conduct offenses. Included among the locations considered to be public are roads and highways, schools, amusement parks, transportation facilities and neighborhoods.
Penalties for Disorderly Conduct in Bayonne NJ
Judges in Bayonne Municipal Court have great flexibility on the punishment they may impose if you are convicted of disorderly conduct, including:
- Confinement for up to 30 days in the Hudson County Correctional Center
- A fine of as much as $500
- Imposition of court costs
- Community service
- Mandatory counseling
- Driver’s license suspension
Our Bayonne criminal lawyers commit their efforts to devising an aggressive defense strategy to attack and challenge the prosecution allegations. For instance, shouting in a public place as part of a protest could be an activity protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Even if our efforts do not result in a dismissal of the charge, they could cause the prosecution to rethink the strength of its case and agree to a non-criminal municipal ordinance violation that does not bring with it the penalties or criminal record associated with a conviction for disorderly conduct.
Bayonne Disorderly Conduct Defense Lawyer
If you must appear in Bayonne Municipal Court to answer to a disorderly conduct allegation, first talk to one of the Hudson County disorderly conduct attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall. Let our attorneys put their experience to work helping you to avoid the consequences of a criminal conviction. Call us now at 201-309-0500 for a free consultation where a member of our defense team is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week to speak with you.