Guttenberg Disorderly Conduct Lawyer

Criminal Defense Firm With A Team of Former Prosecutors Who Possess Over 200 Years of Combined Experience Defending Disorderly Conduct Charges

A common mistake made by those charged with a New Jersey disorderly conduct offense is to assume that it is nothing of concern and should be handled without an attorney. If that was your plan, rethink your know that a disorderly conduct conviction could put you in Hudson County Correctional Center for up to 30 days, cost you up to $500 in fines and allow a Guttenberg Municipal Court judge to suspend your driver’s license. On top of that, a conviction gives you a permanent criminal record because a petty disorderly persons offense in New Jersey is equivalent to what other states classify as a misdemeanor. Don’t put your freedom and future in jeopardy because of a Guttenberg disorderly conduct conviction.

The Guttenberg criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have the qualifications you need to successfully defend a disorderly conduct charge. Our team possesses:

  • Over 200 years of collective experience defending disorderly persons offenses in Guttenberg Municipal Court
  • 10 lawyers whose work is limited 100% to criminal
  • Former prosecutors that have served in more than 25 towns and in high level positions at the county and state level
  • Certified criminal trial attorneys

If you would like to learn more about what we can do for you, contact our Jersey City Office at 201-309-0500 for a free initial consultation from an attorney on our staff.

Guttenberg New Jersey Disorderly Conduct Offense

Disorderly conduct targets behavior or language that disturbs public order. N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2(a) defines disorderly conduct in as conduct or activities falling into one or more of the following categories:

 Violent or tumultuous behavior

 Fighting

 Threatening

 Creating a hazardous or dangerous condition serving no lawful or legitimate purpose

Refusing to leave Guttenberg Town Hall when told to do so by a police officer is an example of the type of behavior N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2(a) defines as disorderly conduct. Language you use in public could violate N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2(b) and cause you to be charged with disorderly conduct. N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2(b) defines disorderly conduct as offensively course or abusive language intended to offend the sensibilities of other people who hear it violates N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2(b). Shouting obscenities at another person is an example of the language that could lead to a disorderly conduct charge.

Penalties for Disorderly Conduct in Guttenberg

NJ State law allows a judge to impose severe penalties if you are convicted of disorderly conduct, including:

 Up to 30 days in the Hudson County Correctional Center

 A fine up to $500 and court costs

 Community service

 Mandatory counseling

 Driver’s license suspension

There are legal defenses to a disorderly conduct offense that could allow force a dismissal of the charge. We carefully review the circumstances under which you were charged with disorderly conduct to determine if your language or conduct might have been protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. A public protest, for example, could be a constitutionally protected activity.

Guttenberg Disorderly Conduct Defense Attorney

At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our attorneys provide an aggressive approach that challenges the prosecution evidence and makes use of all available legal defenses so that you have the very best opportunity for escaping a conviction. One of our approaches is to take advantage of the Guttenberg municipal ordinance so that you avoid a criminal record. To discuss your disorderly conduct charge with an attorney who has handled many cases like yours with success, call 201-309-0500 for a free consultation.