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Edison NJ Conditional Dismissal Lawyers
If you have been charged with a disorderly persons offense that does not involve drugs in Edison or another municipality in Middlesex County, you may be eligible for conditional dismissal. This program allows an individual to avoid prosecution for simple assault, harassment, shoplifting and other misdemeanor criminal charges under certain circumstances. Our firm, The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, is comprised of defense lawyers with decades of experience handling municipal court cases in Edison, East Brunswick, Woodbridge, Piscataway, Sayreville and other area towns. We are also highly knowledge in the conditional dismissal program as former prosecutors who have served in over 20 municipalities in the past. To speak to a lawyer on our staff anytime around the clock after reviewing the information regarding conditional dismissal that follows, call our East Brunswick Office at 732-227-1200.
Offenses Eligible for Conditional Dismissal. Certain disorderly persons offenses are not eligible for conditional dismissal in East Brunswick or elsewhere in the state. A charge cannot be diverted using this program if it involves organized crime or gang activity, continuing criminal business or enterprise, a breach of the public trust, domestic violence, an offense against an elderly, disabled or minor person, animal cruelty, or a drug violation.
Entry of a Guilty Plea. A guilty plea is a prerequisite to securing admission into the conditional dismissal program. The plea does not, however, result in entry of a judgement of conviction provided the requirements for completion of the program are met. Conversely, failure to successfully complete the program results in entry of the judgement of conviction and sentencing for the criminal violation.
Requirements for Completion. The application fee and costs must be paid, the participant must follow all laws without any new arrests or convictions, and adhere to any conditions imposed by the court including remaining drug free (i.e. clean drug tests if conducted).
Effect of Conditional Dismissal of a Charge. The conditional dismissal of a charge results in elimination of the offense without a conviction.
Fines, Assessments & Other Financial Consequences. There is an application fee of $75 and $33 in court costs.
Term of Supervision. The proceedings are to be suspended for a period of one year. If all conditions are met over this period, the court is to dismiss all proceedings upon completion of the one year.
East Brunswick NJ Conditional Dismissal Attorney
East Brunswick has a multitude of activity and enterprise which result in more obstructing, disorderly conduct and other quasi-criminal charges than most communities in Middlesex County. For anyone faced with such an offense, conditional dismissal is an advantageous option for escaping prosecution. An attorney at our firm can help you gain admission into the program in Old Bridge, Monroe or even East Brunswick. Lawyers are available 24/7 to assist you in one of our conveniently located offices. Contact us in Woodbridge for immediate assistance by calling 732-634-0700.