Seaside Park Criminal Defense Lawyers
Disorderly Conduct and Related Offenses
A commonly charged offense during the summer months is disorderly conduct. The actions that constitute disorderly conduct sometime escape definition. However, the category is certainly more inclusive than exclusive. Each municipality typically has a code section dedicated to disorderly conduct offenses. Likewise, the New Jersey Criminal Code also prescribes penalties, painting the elements with a broad brush, giving the charging officer discretion to interpret the statute accordingly. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall defend individuals charged with disorderly conduct offenses. Please note that this offense can be charged as a municipal ordinance violation, as an offense under Title 2C of the New Jersey Criminal Code, or both. Unfortunately, given the accessibility of the information age, convictions for what have been traditionally viewed as minor or misdemeanor offenses can follow the convicted for many years, making it difficult to obtain employment. The lawyers at our criminal defense firm understand that there are no minor offenses, and a guilty plea goes beyond the courtroom. If you have been arrested or charged with a disorderly conduct offense, call our law offices today to speak with a criminal defense lawyer. Do not let mediocre representation dictate you fate. An arrest should not be taken lightly. An attorney at our law firm will take the time to fully explain the charges against you and suggest possible dispositions.
Seaside Park Municipal Ordinance
Disorderly Conduct Offenses
The Seaside Park Municipal code lays out a series of offenses, some obscure, that are deemed to be disorderly conduct. A conviction for a municipal ordinance violation does not result in a state criminal record, but the convicted will have a record in the convicting municipality. Typically this w the following is a non-exhaustive list:
- §53-38. Sleeping; offensive language; obstructing passageways.
No person shall, within the limits of the said borough, loiter or sleep on any street, road, avenue, boardwalk, beach, park or other public place; and no person shall, on any street, road, avenue, boardwalk, beach, park or other public place within the limits of the said borough, utter loud and offensive or indecent language or make offensive remarks to or upon any person or persons passing along or being upon any such street, road, avenue, boardwalk, beach, park or other public place, or obstruct or interfere with any person or persons lawfully being upon any of the same.
- §53-1. Urinating in public.
No person shall within the confines of the Borough, urinate or defecate upon any road, street, avenue, beach, private property or any other area unless the same is an enclosed restroom facility meant for such purposes.
- §53-7. Depositing refuse.
No person shall, within the limits of the said borough, discard, deposit, throw or leave any wastepaper, tin cans, bottles, garbage, waste or refuse of any kind whatsoever upon any parking place, street, road, avenue, beach, park or other public place, or upon any lot or other premises, except in receptacles or containers provided for such purpose.
- §53-9. Annoying sport.
No person shall, within the limits of the said borough, engage or participate in any game practice, sport or exercise having a tendency to annoy, disturb or frighten any person or persons on any street, road, avenue, boardwalk, beach, park or other public place, or having a tendency to annoy or frighten horses or other animals on any street, road, avenue or other public place.
- §53-10. Loitering in parked automobile.
No person shall, within the limits of the said borough, loiter or sleep in any parked automobile while the same is upon any road, street, avenue or public place
- §53-56. Violations and penalties.
Any person who violates any one (1) or more sections of this ordinance shall be subject to a fine of not more than one thousand ($1,000.) dollars for each separate offense and/or confinement in the Ocean County Jail for a period of not more than ninety (90) days.