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Charged With Disorderly Conduct in Kenilworth New Jersey

More than a few disorderly conduct offenses are issued in Kenilworth New Jersey each year. The charge can arise as the result of almost any incident involving someone disturbing public peace and order.  If you have been charged with disorderly conduct in Kenilworth Borough, avoiding a criminal record and other penalties for this charge has plenty to do with the skill of the attorney you hire. Here at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our lawyers are former prosecutors who have been serving Kenilworth Municipal Court for over a century between us. We know what it takes to obtain a dismissal or downgrade so you avoid the negative consequences of a conviction. A lawyer is available around the clock for a free consultation by contacting our office. One of the attorneys on our staff is available to discuss your Kenilworth disorderly conduct case now.

Disorderly Conduct Offense in Kenilworth

You can be convicted of a disorderly conduct offense in Kenilworth in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2 if you engage in improper behavior or use offensive language in public. The specific language of this law is as follows:

Section: 2C:33-2: Disorderly conduct

           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 creating a risk thereof he

(1) Engages in fighting or threatening, or in violent or tumultuous behavior; or

(2) 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 so doing, 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.

“Public” means affecting or likely to affect persons in a place to which the public or a substantial group has access; among the places included are highways, transport facilities, schools, prisons, apartment houses, places of business or amusement, or any neighborhood.

A violation of 2C:33-2 is a disorderly persons offense that subjects the offender to penalties that include up to a $500 fine, a period of probation, counseling, a license suspension and/or up to 30 days in the Union County Correctional Institute. A conviction also results in a criminal record that cannot be removed for a minimum of five years. Enlisting a knowledgeable Kenilworth disorderly conduct defense lawyer to ensure that you avoid such an outcome is precisely what you need to protect yourself.

An individual charged with disorderly conduct can attempt to escape prosecution through Conditional Dismissal. The program allows a first time offender to avert a conviction and penalties by successfully completing a period of probation. The lawyers at our firm can assist you in meeting the strict guidelines for securing this relief.

Kenilworth NJ Disorderly Conduct Lawyer

While Kenilworth is not the busiest municipality for disorderly persons offenses, the town has quite a few disorderly conduct charges filed within its 2.16 square miles annually. We assume you are facing this offense given your review of this article. Our firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has a team of accomplished attorneys who will work tirelessly to reach the optimal outcome on your behalf. We clearly have the tools to provide the level of service you need with more than century of experience between the criminal lawyers at the firm. For immediate assistance with questions and the specifics about how we can defend you in Kenilworth Municipal Court, call 908-272-1700 to speak to a Kenilworth NJ disorderly conduct lawyer. An attorney is available 24/7 for free consultations.