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Roselle Disorderly Conduct Attorney

Charged With Disorderly Conduct in Roselle NJ

Disorderly conduct is a catch-all offense that the Roselle Police Department often resorts to when making an arrest of someone who is disturbing peace and order in the borough.  The charge can arise in a multitude of ways and is invariably characterized by some type of behavior that is purportedly improper. The lawyers at our firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, have considerable experience defending municipal court criminal charges like disorderly conduct, harassment and simple assault in the Borough of Roselle. If you have been charged with such an offense in Roselle Municipal Court, an attorney on our staff who has handled countless cases like yours is ready to assist you at 908-272-1700. Contact our office for a free consultation with a lawyer now.

Disorderly Conduct Offense in Roselle New Jersey

In accordance with N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2 an individual is exposed to a disorderly conduct offense in Roselle if they have the purpose to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly create such a situation by engaging in: (1) fighting, threatening, violent or tumultuous behavior; or (2) hazardous or physical dangerous behavior that serves no legitimate purpose. You can also be convicted under 2C:33-4 if you use offensive language in a public place in order to offend someone or you recklessly cause someone to be offended. Speech or words are “offensive” if they are unreasonably loud and offensively course or abusive language.

Engaging in improper behavior in violation of 2C:33-2a(1) is a disorderly persons offense. The penalties for this form of disorderly conduct include a fine of up to $1,000 and a jail term of up to 6 months. Use of offensive language that constitutes disorderly conduct carries a fine of up to $500 and up to 30 days in the county jail.

An individual can avoid prosecution for disorderly conduct in Roselle if they secure admission into the conditional dismissal program. This relief subjects and individual to one year of probation and, upon completion, the violation is dismissed.

Roselle Disorderly Conduct Defense Lawyer

A charge for disorderly conduct certainly is not the most serious offense an individual can face in the Boro of Roselle although it is nothing to take lightly. Indeed, you will have a record that follows you around for years if you fail to successfully defend the charge. Your best option for insuring that this does not occur is to hire a defense lawyer who is highly skilled in disorderly conduct. The members of our team include municipal prosecutors and other lawyers who certainly possess this attribute. For a consultation with an attorney immediately, contact our Union Office at 908-272-1700.