Wall NJ Disorderly Conduct Defense Lawyer
One of the more common criminal charges in Wall Township is disorderly conduct. The offense applies to a wide range of improper behavior and this is one explanation for why it crops up so frequently in this Monmouth County municipality along with companion offenses like simple assault and resisting arrest. If you were arrested or otherwise charged with violating N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4 (“Disorderly conduct”), our firm, The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, can offer highly competent representation in your defense.
Our attorneys have been handling disorderly conduct and just about every other charge with success in Wall Municipal Court for several decades. Many on our team are former prosecutors who have witnessed exactly how things work from the other side and Mr. Marshall has even filled in previously in the town in this capacity. We can help you navigate the court process with an eye to avoiding a conviction. To speak to a lawyer at the firm in a free initial consultation, call our Route 138 Office at 732-449-2292.
Disorderly Conduct Charge in Wall New Jersey
You can be charged with disorderly conduct in Wall New Jersey if you engage in one of two categories of behavior. The first category is “improper behavior” and the second is “offensive language”. An individual may be convicted of this violation if they engage in fighting, threatening, violent or tumultuous behavior or create a hazard or dangerous conduct that has no legitimate purpose conduct. The conduct must be with the purpose to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm or be the result of recklessly creating such a risk to create a valid charge under this section. The offense also applies to offensive language, that is, words that are unreasonably loud, offensively course or abusive, when they are used in public with the purpose to offend the sensibilities of a hearer.
If you plead guilty or are found guilty by Honorable Joseph Defino, the judge in Wall, you will have a record. You will also be exposed to the possibility of a jail term of up to thirty days. The maximum fine for a petty disorderly persons offense like this is $500. A charge for disorderly conduct is eligible, however, for diversion under the NJ Conditional Dismissal Program. This allows a defendant to avoid prosecution by admitting to the offense and agreeing to comply with a period of probation which is usual one year.
Wall Township Disorderly Conduct Attorney
Wall has one of the busiest municipal courts in Monmouth County. This brings with it a significant number of disorderly conduct charges. The staff of defense attorneys at Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver is well acquainted with what is required in effectively resolving this offense. We have been appearing with considerable success in this venue for over twenty years and are ready to do whatever is necessary to help you. Call our Wall Criminal Defense Office at 732-449-2292 for immediate assistance.