Wayne NJ Disorderly Conduct Defense Lawyers
If you are looking for a criminal lawyer to handle a disorderly conduct charge in Passaic County, we can help you. At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we possess a team of attorneys who have been defending individuals for literally decades that have been charged with disorderly conduct in Clifton, Paterson, Wayne, Totowa, Little Falls, Bloomingdale, Prospect Park and other jurisdictions in NJ. In fact, our staff of lawyers has over 100 years of collective experience in defense of those accused of acting disorderly. We fully understand the importance of clearing your name and maintaining a clean record when you are faced with a criminal offense such as disorderly conduct under N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2. If you or a loved one has been arrested for or charged with disorderly conduct, an attorney from our firm is ready to assist you immediately at 862-203-4070.
Disorderly Conduct Attorneys in Wayne NJ
Disorderly Conduct Charges in Passaic County – N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2
N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2 governs the criminal charge of disorderly conduct in New Jersey, providing in pertinent part:
a. Improper behavior. A person is guilty of a petty disorderly persons offense, if with purpose to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly create a risk thereof he or she:
- Engages in fighting or threatening, or in violent or tumultuous behavior; or
- Creates a hazardous or physically dangerous condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose of the actor.
b. Offensive language. A person is guilty of a petty disorderly persons offense if, in a public place, and with purpose to offend the sensibilities of a hearer or in reckless disregard of the probability of doing so, he addresses unreasonably loud and offensively coarse or abusive language, given the circumstances of the person present and the setting of the utterance, to any person present.
The Law Explained. To be convicted of disorderly conduct in NJ, a person must engage in fighting or threatening behavior, create a hazardous or dangerous condition, or an act or utterance that causes a public inconvenience, meaning that it occurred in a public place to which a substantial group had access, such as highways, schools, apartment complexes, or places of business. Disorderly conduct is classified as a petty disorderly persons offense but a conviction results in a record and therefore poses lasting adverse consequences to an individual’s life. A conviction also results in up to 30 days in jail, a substantial fine, probation and/or suspension of your driver’s license.
Disorderly Conduct Lawyer in Totowa NJ
Do not risk your future and put your life in peril. If you need sound counsel, contact the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall today. Our highly skilled staff of criminal lawyers will devote their fullest attention to your case, ensuring that all reasonable defense strategies are asserted so that you can avoid the harsh consequences that a disorderly conduct conviction can have on your permanent criminal record. If you or a loved one has been charged with disorderly conduct in Passaic County, contact us immediately at 862-203-4070 for a free initial consultation. One of our attorneys will be happy to speak to you and put together a defense strategy on your behalf.