Belmar Criminal Offenses

Belmar Lawyer: Criminal Charge or Arrest

The Borough of Belmar can be an exciting destination because of its beautiful beaches and vibrant night life. It is an unfortunate reality, however, that occasions of enjoyment can sometimes turn into a situation where things have gone too far and the police end up involved. If you find yourself in such a situation, the criminal lawyers at our law firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have experience and success in handling criminal cases in Belmar. An attorney from our office would be happy to discuss your disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, drinking underage, false identification, simple assault, possession of drugs (e.g. marijuana), possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal mischief or other Belmar charge. No wants to get arrested or even receive a charge via a summons but it is important that things do not escalate further. We therefore encourage you to contact our office for a free initial consultation if you have been charged with a crime in Belmar and one of our criminal defense lawyers will address your concerns.

Belmar Disorderly Conduct Charge

It is common for an alcohol related encounter with police in Belmar to result in issuance of a summons for disorderly conduct under N.J.S. 2C:33-2. This statute renders it a criminal offense for an individual to engage in overly offensive language in public or to engage in conduct that is likely to cause public disorder. Behavior of this nature falls within the definition of disorderly conduct and gives rise to a conviction and criminal record. Our lawyers are overwhelmingly successful in having this charge dismissed and/or downgraded to a municipal ordinance charge in Belmar and this results in the elimination of a criminal record.

Belmar Possession of Drugs & Marijuana Charges

Non-indictable drug possession charges are heard in Belmar Municipal Court. These charges typically involve marijuana possession but can also deal with other drugs and drug paraphernalia including possession of a pipe or small quantities of prescription drugs. The drug possession law is N.J.S. 2C:35-10 and the drug paraphernalia possession statute is N.J.S. 2C:36-1. A conviction in Belmar for either possession of marijuana or drug paraphernalia carries mandatory fines and assessments, as well as a six (6) month license suspension and possible probation, including random drug testing. Every criminal attorney at our office is well versed in drug offenses and this typically translates into our clients avoiding, at an absolute minimum, the license suspension for a conviction for possessing drugs or paraphernalia in Belmar.

Belmar Simple Assault Charge

Fighting and physical altercations are not uncommon in Belmar, particularly, given the large number of party goers within the Borough at any given time. When this occurs, the Belmar Police Department usually issues a Simple Assault summons and/or someone is arrested. Although a simple assault charge is a disorderly persons offense, it nevertheless carries up to six (6) month of jail. It is always advised that an individual charged with simple assault in Belmar to retain a knowledgeable defense lawyer.

Belmar Resisting Arrest Charge

Any action to hinder or resist an arrest can often give rise to issuance of a summons under N.J.S. 2C:29-2. We find this offense to be invariably whenever a defendant claims that he was somehow injured during the course of an arrest. Resisting arrest is a serious offense and our attorneys are happy to assist you in addressing your Belmar charge.

Belmar Drinking Underage

With all the social attractions in Belmar, there are a high number of drinking underage summonses issued under N.J.S.A. 2C:33-15. What people often fail to realize is that a conviction for drinking underage results in a criminal record and can also result in a six month drivers license suspension. It is therefore very important that a defense lawyer be retained for a drinking underage ticket.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal offense in Belmar, please do not hesitate to contact our office and speak to a criminal lawyer. Initial consultations with our lawyers are always free of charge and an attorney with our firm is available 24/7 to assist you.