Summit NJ Disorderly Persons Offense Attorney
Summit New Jersey is one of the more affluent municipalities in Union County so it is not a surprise that criminal charges there are predominantly in the form of a disorderly persons offense. The type of arrests that are encountered most often are misdemeanor theft and assault violations. If you have been charged with simple assault, writing a bad check, shoplifting (under $200), harassment, obstructing the administration of law, possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana in the Municipal Court of the City of Summit, an attorney at the Marshall Firm is well suited to defend you. Our staff includes attorneys that have been appearing in Summit and other locations in Union County for well over 100 years between us. A lawyer who knows what it takes to secure a dismissal of the disorderly persons offense you are facing is available to assist you by contact our Union Township Office. Lawyers are available for a free consultation now by calling 908-272-1700.
Disorderly Persons Offense in Summit Municipal Court
The Summit Municipal Court has jurisdiction to decide all traffic, ordinance and disorderly persons offenses issued within the 6.04 square miles of the town. It is important to keep in mind that although this grade of charge is not considered a “crime”, it is nevertheless criminal in nature. The result is that you will have a record if you are convicted in Summit of this type of charge. Common disorderly persons offenses in Summit include:
- Simple Assault
- Resisting Arrest
- Possession of Marijuana
- Drug Paraphernalia
- Obstructing the Administration of Law
- Bad Checks
- Disorderly Conduct
- False Police Report
The judge of the Summit Municipal Court has a wide range of penalties that may be imposed if you are found guilty of a disorderly persons offense like simple assault, possession of marijuana, harassment or shoplifting. You can typically be: (1) fined up to $1,000; (2) sent to the Union County Jail for up to six months; (3) assessed $50 for the VCCO, $75 for the Safe Neighborhood Services Fund and $33 in court costs; (4) placed on a period of probation; (5) ordered to pay restitution; or (6) required to perform community service. The court may also suspended your driver’s license. In fact, revocation is mandatory where someone is convicted of possession of drugs/CDS or drug paraphernalia. The period of suspension is 6 to 24 months.
A first time offender may also apply for conditional dismissal or conditional discharge if they have never obtained a previous diversion in New Jersey. These programs allow an individual to avoid prosecution, a criminal record and the penalties for a particular disorderly persons offense if they successfully complete a period of probation.
Summit NJ Municipal Court Criminal Lawyer
If you are in need of a Summit NJ municipal court criminal lawyer, we are here to assist you. The staff of seasoned attorneys at the Marshall Defense Firm are accomplished former prosecutors and trial advocates with over a century of collective experience. We will take the time for fully analyze your marijuana, simple assault, obstructing the administration of law, disorderly conduct or other disorderly persons offense so that you thoroughly understanding the charge you are facing. To take advantage of the opportunity for a free initial consultation with a knowledge defense attorney, call 908-272-1700. Our lawyers are available around the clock to speak to you.