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Middlesex Borough NJ Disorderly Conduct Lawyer

Call The Former Middlesex County Prosecutors At Our Criminal Defense Firm For A Skilled Defense to Your Disorderly Conduct Charge

N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2 makes disorderly conduct a petty disorderly persons offense used by police to control various forms of improper behavior, such as loud or abusive language. You could be confused into thinking it’s not a serious matter, but make no mistake about it, a disorderly conduct conviction in Middlesex Borough Municipal Court could send you to jail and force you to pay up to $500 in fines. Even worse than the penalties is the long term effect of a permanent criminal record because a conviction for disorderly conduct in New Jersey is the equivalent of a misdemeanor in other states.

The criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have more than 100 years of collective experience defending people in Middlesex Borough Municipal Court. Our attorneys understand the consequences of a disorderly conduct conviction and put all of their legal know- how to work designing an aggressive defense strategy to offer you the best chance of avoiding a conviction. All members of our defense team, including many who are former county and municipal prosecutors, limit their practices exclusively to criminal law and criminal defense. An attorney is available to speak to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week in a free consultation simply by calling our Piscataway Office at (732) 562-0308.

Middlesex Borough Disorderly Conduct Offense

The disorderly conduct law, N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2, is frequently used by police to make arrests for what is considered to be improper behavior. You could be engaged in what you believe to be an activity protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, such as a public protest, and end up in handcuffs.

Middlesex Borough police rely upon N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2 to put a stop to behavior the law refers to as to as improper conduct or use improper language in a public place. Included are the following situations:

  •   Violent or tumultuous conduct

  •   Loud, course or abusive language

  •   Fighting

  •   Threatening language or conduct

  •   Language offending another person’s sensibilities

  •   Conduct serving no lawful or legitimate purpose if it creates a hazardous or dangerous condition

There are defenses your criminal defense lawyer can assert on your behalf to achieve a dismissal of the charges. Carefully reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding the activities for which you were arrested allows your attorney to identify defense, such as constitutionally protected conduct to use to aggressively challenging the evidence. This type of focused attention to detail and preparation is why our lawyers have achieved a proven record of success defending people charged with disorderly conduct in Middlesex Borough.

Although N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2 appears to limit disorderly conduct to activities in public places, the list of what is considered to be a public place is extensive and includes the following:

  •   Roads and highways

  •   Schools

  •   Apartment buildings

  •   Prisons

  •   Neighborhoods

  •   Businesses

  •   Amusement parks

  •   Train stations, bus terminals and other transportation facilities

Penalties for Disorderly Conduct in Middlesex Borough NJ

A petty disorderly persons conviction will leave you with a permanent criminal record. Your criminal record is revealed each time someone conducts a background search in connection with employment or to enter the military service.

Suffering the stigma of a criminal record is in addition to the penalties a judge in Middlesex Borough Municipal Court may impose if you are convicted of disorderly conduct. Some of the commonly imposed sentences included the following:

  •   Confinement to the Middlesex County Correctional Facility for up to 30 days

  •   Community service

  •   Mandatory counseling

  •   Driver’s license suspension

  •   Probation supervision

  •  Restitution

Middlesex Disorderly Conduct Defense Attorney

Aggressive representation by a Middlesex Borough disorderly conduct attorney from the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can ensure that you have the best shot of avoiding a conviction. A lawyer who has appeared in Middlesex on behalf individuals just like you is available 24/7 to help you. To speak to an attorney who has the know-how to guide you through this process, call (732) 562-0308. Lawyers are available now to speak with you.

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