Disorderly Conduct Lawyers in Middletown Township
Middletown is the most populated municipality in Monmouth County so it makes sense that many disorderly conduct charges are heard there each year. If you were charged with disorderly conduct in Middletown Township NJ, the stakes are probably much different than you understand. Indeed, a conviction under N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2 will result in both a record that you will have to live with for years and the possibility of up to six months in the county jail. These penalties apply in addition to the potential for significant fines and court assessments, probation and even community service. The Middletown Criminal attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can help you escape consequences such as these utilizing over 100 years of combined experience defending cases like yours and even having served as prosecutors in several communities surrounding Middletown. To speak to a lawyer on our defense team, contact us in Middletown Office by calling 732-615-0039. The consultation is free of charge.
Disorderly Conduct Offense in Middletown New Jersey
Disorderly conduct is one of the most broadly defined offenses you will find in the New Jersey Criminal Code. N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2 is designed to capture a wide range of incidents involving offensive language and improper conduct while in public. The violation is a disorderly persons offense that is triggered when someone:
- Improper Conduct. Engages in fighting, threatening, violent or tumultuous behavior, or creates a hazardous or dangerous condition through conduct serving no legitimate purpose; or
- Offensive language. Uses unreasonably loud and offensive course or abusive language in public.
For improper conduct to result in disorderly conduct under 2c:33-2, it must be undertaken with the purpose to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or must recklessly create the risk of these conditions. Offensive language will trigger a violation of this law where it is uttered with the purpose to offend the sensibilities of a hearer or in reckless disregard of the probability that is will occur.
As previously stated, the penalties for disorderly conduct can be serious. The biggest ramification is the record that arises upon conviction. Employers, professional licensing boards and other entities that perform a criminal background check will all discovery this information. You can also be sentenced to a period of probation or even jail. Prosecution for disorderly conduct may be diverted, however, if you obtain admission into the Conditional Dismissal Program. The lawyers at our firm can assist you in averting a conviction through this program, a downgrade to a municipal ordinance violation or dismissal.
Middletown Disorderly Conduct Attorney
If you are looking for an attorney to handle your Middletown disorderly conduct charge, you are in the right place. The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is the largest Monmouth County Criminal Defense Firm, is comprised of eight lawyers who have successfully handled an immeasurable number disorderly conduct offense cases in Middletown Municipal Court, and includes several former area prosecutors. A lawyer with the experience and skill you are seeking is available to speak to you now in a free initial consultation by calling 732-615-0039.
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