Former Prosecutors With Over 200 Years Experience Defending Disorderly Conduct In Readington, Flemington, Raritan, Clinton & Elsewhere in Hunterdon County
Police throughout Hunterdon County routinely file NJ Disorderly Conduct Charges when someone acts unruly, disruptive or otherwise disturbs public peace and order. The problem that is often overlooking by individuals charged with disorderly conduct is that it is a criminal offense that results in a record and potentially severe penalties, including jail. Hiring a lawyer who has experience representing clients in Raritan Township, Clinton, Flemington, Readington and other local municipal courts on disorderly conduct charges can help you escape a conviction and other negative consequences.
We are the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall and possess the attributes you need to defend a disorderly conduct charge. Our team of attorneys has over 200 years combined experience appearing in the Hunterdon County court system and includes multiple former prosecutors. More importantly, we have helped countless clients arrested for disorderly conduct, simple assault and similar offenses. If you would like to speak to an attorney at the firm, contact our Flemington Office anytime 24/7.
Lawyers are ready to provide a free consultation now by calling 908-824-0855.
Disorderly Conduct Offense in Hunterdon County New Jersey
In New Jersey, misdemeanor criminal charges are referred to as “disorderly persons offenses.” Disorderly conduct is one of these offenses and is directed at conduct in public places that threats public peace and order. In terms of the specifics of the disorderly conduct law contained at N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2, it prohibits fighting, threatening, violent or tumultuous behavior, conduct that creates a hazard or dangerous condition, and the use of offensive language.
To result in a conviction, conduct falling within one of these categories must be for the “purpose to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof” and must occur in a “public place”. A public place is any location where members of the public are likely to be affected, for example, a school, restaurant, bar or place of business.
The penalties if you are convicted for disorderly conduct in East Amwell, Bethlehem, Union Township or another Hunterdon County municipal court include:
|Fine||Up to $500|
|Jail||Up to 30 Days|
|Probation||Discretion of Judge|
|License Suspension||Up to 6 Months|
Conditional Dismissal. There is a diversionary program that is titled “Conditional Dismissal” that allows an individual to avoid a criminal conviction and record for disorderly conduct. An individual can only obtain admission into this program if they have never received a conditional discharge, pretrial intervention or conditional dismissal previously. Typically, an individual must successfully complete one (1) year of probation before their charge is dismissed.
The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has a team of attorneys that defend disorderly conduct charges throughout Hunterdon County, including Clinton, Flemington, Raritan Township, Readington, East Amwell, Bethlehem, Lebanon, Union Township, Franklin Township, Tewksbury, Alexandria, West Amwell, Hampton, Delaware Township, Holland, Lambertville, High Bridge, Glen Gardner, Frenchtown, Milford, Califon, Bloomsbury and Stockton.
Flemington Disorderly Conduct Attorney
Although Flemington is far from the largest or most populated municipality in the county, it is extremely busy when it comes to criminal charges. Not surprisingly, it has quite a bit of disorderly conduct charges filed in its municipal court. Whether your complaint or summons was filed there or in another Hunterdon County jurisdiction, the attorney you hire will play a significant part in the outcome reached in your case. Our Hunterdon County Criminal Lawyers have decades of experience and considerable knowledge in defending disorderly conduct to ensure that you have the opportunity you deserve to escape a guilty finding. Call our Flemington Office at 908-824-0855 for a free consultation with a lawyer.