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East Rutherford NJ Disorderly Conduct Attorneys

Bergenfield NJ Disorderly Conduct Lawyer 

Disorderly Conduct in New Jersey is a  petty disorderly person’s offense and if convicted you can face up up to thirty (30) days in the Bergen County Jail and up to a $500.00 fine.  In addition, a conviction will also leave you with a criminal record and your will not be eligible to be expunged for five (5) years. This can be a long time especially for someone applying for jobs.  The governing statute in New Jersey for disorderly conduct is N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2.  This charge is probably the most common disorderly person offense summons issued in Bergen County. Other common offenses include marijuana possession, simple assault, stalking and criminal mischief. The Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver has been defending individuals charged with disorderly conduct throughout Bergen County including towns like Paramus, Mahwah, Ramsey, Englewood, Fort Lee, Palisades Interstate Park, Lodi, Montvale and Elmwood Park for over fifteen years.  We have seven criminal defense attorneys on staff, two of whom are former Municipal Court Prosecutor’s. Here is some important information with regards to a disorderly conduct offense.

Disorderly Conduct Lawyers in Mahwah NJ

Elements of Disorderly Conduct: N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2

There are two separate sections of N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2 which a Defendant may be charged with:

Improper Behavior: Before an individual can be convicted, the Municipal Prosecutor must be prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant had a purpose to cause or recklessly created a risk of public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm AND the defendant did so by either

  • Engaging in fighting, threatening, or in violent or tumultuous behavior or
  • Creating a hazardous or physically dangerous condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose of the defendant.

Offensive Language:  A person is also guilty of a disorderly conduct offense if, in a public place, and with purpose to offend another or in reckless disregard of the probability of so doing, he:

  • Addresses another in an unreasonably loud with offensively/abusive language.

Most of these incidents arise out of verbal arguments. However, with that being said the, the broad language of the statute allows for wide range of conduct.

Applicable Penalties:

As stated earlier, a disorderly conduct charge is a petty disorderly persons offense. A petty disorderly persons offense in New Jersey is equivalent a misdemeanor in most other states, a low level crime. The potential penalties for anyone convicted of this offense are up to thirty days in jail and a $500.00 fine. The judge also has the discretion to impose a probationary term and/or some form of community service.

Edgewater NJ Disorderly Conduct Lawyer

The Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver is comprised of seven criminal defense attorneys; making our office one of the biggest criminal defense firms in the State let alone Bergen County. If you or a loved one has been charged with Disorderly Conduct or any other assault or theft offense, in towns like Rutherford, Lodi, Saddle Brook, Hackensack or Central Municipal Court of Bergen we can help. Please contact any one of our Bergen County Offices for a free initial consultation about your pending charges.

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Note on Prior Results: Prior results, notwithstanding the similarity of circumstances, do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome with respect to any pending or future matter.