Hillside Disorderly Conduct Attorneys
Charged With Disorderly in Hillside New Jersey
A charge of disorderly conduct can result from a broad range of incidents in Hillside New Jersey. We assume you learned this first hand because you were arrested and/or issued a criminal offense for conduct that allegedly disturbed public peace and order in the Township of Hillside. You may also be facing a charge for simple assault, obstructing the administration of law or resisting arrest since they are common companion offenses to disorderly conduct. The team of skilled attorneys at the Marshall Law Firm have over a century of combined experience defending charges like disorderly conduct in Hillside Municipal Court. A lawyer with the knowledge and skill to help you, including several ex-prosecutors on our staff, can be reached for a free consultation by calling 908-272-1700. Contact us any time of day or night to speak to an attorney immediately.
Hillside NJ Disorderly Conduct Offense
A Hillside disorderly conduct offense arises out of N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2. This law makes it a disorderly persons offense to engage in improper behavior or to use offensive language in public. The headings below discuss each pedigree of 2C:33-2 charge in more detail.
Improper Behavior. Improper behavior resulting in a violation of 2C:33-2 is conduct that is engaged in, with the purpose to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creates a risk, as a result in fighting or threatening, or in violent or tumultuous behavior; or by creating a hazardous or physically dangerous condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose.
Offensive Language. An individual can also commit disorderly conduct in Hillside by using offensive language in public. This form of 2C:33-2 charge is committed when the actor, with purpose to offend the sensibilities of a hearer or in reckless disregard of the probability of so doing, uses unreasonably loud and offensively coarse or abusive language, given who is present and the setting.
The penalties that may be imposed by the municipal court judge in Hillside if you are convicted of disorderly conduct include a fine of up to $1,000, probation, counseling, a driver’s license suspension and up to 6 months in the Union County Jail. If you are a first time offender who has never obtain the benefit of a diversionary program, you may be able to avoid these penalties through the Conditional Dismissal Program. A lawyer at our firm who is adept in gaining admission into this program would be happy to assist in securing this relief.
Hillside Disorderly Conduct Defense Lawyer
While an offense like disorderly conduct, obstructing the administration of law, simple assault or resisting arrest are misdemeanors as disorderly persons offenses under NJ Law, they nevertheless result in a criminal record that can compromise your future. Every employer or licensing board you apply to will see that you have been convicted and this very well could negatively effect your efforts. Hiring a defense lawyer who is skilled in the defense of Hillside criminal charges can accomplish considerable in terms of averting a conviction. Here at the Marshall Law Firm, our staff of highly experienced attorneys and former prosecutors will make certain that you have all the opportunity to obtain a dismissal or downgrade to a municipal ordinance so that a record and penalties are avoided. If you would like to take advantage of a free consultation with one of our lawyers anytime 24/7, call 908-272-1700. An attorney is ready to start the process of helping you now.