Former Prosecutors Who Are Highly Skilled In Defending Disorderly Conduct Charges Are Available To Assist You
Causing a public disturbance by using offensive language or engaging in improper behavior isn’t the most serious violation of the law but it can nevertheless result in a criminal charge for disorderly conduct. This offense is a misdemeanor under New Jersey law that can result in your being placed on probation, fined or even sentenced to jail by the Harrison Municipal Court. A conviction also results in a record that will arise during a background check for employment, a professional license and renewal of a visa or green card. Hiring an attorney who is savvy in the defense of disorderly conduct charges in Harrison New Jersey is precisely the prescription for escaping a conviction.
The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has been successfully clients charged with disorderly conduct for decades in Hudson County. Our unique credentials certainly play a role in the high incident of acquittals and downgrades, including our:
- 200 plus years of combined experience
- 10 lawyers that limit their practice to criminal defense
- Team of former municipal and county prosecutors
- Certified criminal trial attorneys
Allow one of our seasoned criminal defense lawyers to discuss your disorderly conduct offense with you during a free initial consultation by calling us now at 201.309.0500. An attorney is available to speak with you 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
Harrison NJ Disorderly Conduct Offense
N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2(a) defines disorderly conduct as engaging in a fight or in violent or tumultuous behavior. Threatening another person is also prohibited as is conduct that creates a dangerous or hazardous condition that serves no legitimate or lawful purpose. Staging a protest at a public hearing at Harrison Town Hall and refusing an order by the police to disperse could be the basis for police charging you with violating N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2(a). A disorderly conduct offense is not confined only to conduct. The use of offensively course or abusive language in a public place that is intended to offend the sensibilities of other people is also disorderly conduct except that these variety of violation stems from subsection (b) of 2C:33-2. Shouting obscenities at a fan at an athletic event or in a similar setting in a bar is a good example of how offensive language can result in a disorderly conduct charge.
Penalties for Disorderly Conduct in Harrison NJ
The law gives Harrison Municipal Court judges a great deal of discretion in imposing penalties for a petty disorderly persons offense for disorderly conduct. They can impose a fine of as much as $500, incarcerate you at the Hudson County Correctional Center for up to 30 days, order community service and even suspend your driver’s license.
A criminal lawyer at our firm utilizes his years of experience defending people charged with disorderly conduct to develop effective defense strategies to allow clients to avert a criminal record and the penalties previously set forth. In fact, we are able to secure either a downgrade of the charge to a non-criminal ticket known as a municipal ordinance violation or an outright dismissal.
Harrison NJ Disorderly Conduct Defense Lawyer
The lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, are committed to providing thorough, knowledgeable and aggressive representation so that you are not left with a criminal record. To discuss the facts surrounding your Harrison disorderly conduct case and options going forward, please contact us at 201.309.0500 for a free initial consultation with an attorney on staff. A member of our defense team is available to speak with you 24/7.