Brick NJ Disorderly Conduct Lawyers
An offense that can arise under an almost endless number of scenarios in Brick Township is disorderly conduct. Although this is a municipal court charge that is akin to a misdemeanor, it nonetheless results in a criminal record and penalties that include jail. If you make up one of the 2,000 plus disorderly persons offenses written by the Brick Police Department, the lawyers at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can help you defend your case. Matthew Dorry from our office is the former prosecutor in Brick and is a member of a defense team that has been appearing in Brick Municipal Court for decades on behalf of clients charged with disorderly conduct. The list of cases successfully handled in the town is countless and we are ready to achieve a favorable outcome for you. An attorney is available for free consultations by contacting our Toms River Office. A lawyer can be reached now at 732-286-6500.
Disorderly conduct is set forth in the New Jersey Criminal Code at N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2. An individual who is found guilty of violating this law is guilty of a disorderly persons offense. There are two ways that this can happen. The first way is by engaging in improper behavior under subsection (a) of 2C:33-2. An individual commits this form of disorderly conduct if he/she purposely or recklessly causes public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm as the result of fighting, threatening or tumultuous behavior, or creates a hazardous or dangerous condition which serves no legitimate purpose. The second pedigree of disorderly conduct involves use of offensive language in violation of 2C:33-2(b). If someone uses "unreasonably loud or offensively course or abusive language" in public.
A conviction in Brick for disorderly conduct based on improper behavior is a disorderly persons offense that carries penalties that include a maximum fine of $1,000 and up to 6 months in jail. Disorderly conduct based on offensive language is a petty disorderly persons offense that results in up to 30 days in jail and a $500 fine. If you plead or are found guilty under either provision you will have a criminal record.
The chances that you avoid a criminal record and the penalties of a Brick disorderly conduct offense are extraordinarily higher if you hire an experienced attorney. A lawyer who is familiar with the practices and personnel in Brick Municipal Court, as well as how to present your best defense, has the ability to obtain a dismissal or downgrade so that you are not effected from this disordelry conduct charge in the future. Attorneys at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are savvy advocates who appeared in Brick too many times to even quantify and even include a former prosecutor in the municipality. Call 732-286-6500 to speak to one of our lawyers immediately.