Roselle Park Disorderly Conduct Lawyer
The offense of disorderly conduct is a tool used by the Roselle Park Police Department to combat improper behavior that places public peace and order in jeopardy. If someone engages in words or conduct that is disruptive, obnoxious or poses the potential for danger, it is commonplace for a disorderly conduct charge to be issued. If you were charged with disorderly conduct in Roselle Park, you should strongly consider hiring a qualified criminal lawyer to defend you. The defense team at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is composed of former municipal and county prosecutors and seasoned criminal defense attorneys with over a century of collective experience defending charges in Roselle Municipal Court. They know the criminal laws, courtroom procedures, trial strategies and they are committed to passionately defending and protecting your rights and liberty. Contact us today at (908) 272-1700 to speak to an attorney in a free initial consultation.
Disorderly Conduct Charge in Roselle Park New Jersey
Either your behavior or the language you use in a public place can get you arrested and charged with disorderly conduct in Roselle Park. The New Jersey Disorderly Conduct Law is contained at N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2 and outline when someone how someone can commit this offense. If you engage in the following types of improper behavior, a violation of this statute occurs:
- Violent or tumultuous conduct
- Creating a hazardous or dangerous condition through conduct serving no lawful or legitimate purpose
Offensive language can also result in a disorderly conduct charge under N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2(b). Words that are overly loud, course or abusive and are intended to offend the sensibilities of another person result in a disorderly conduct violation.
Conduct or Language Must Be Undertaken in Public. Prosecutors must prove your behavior or language occurred in a public place in order to obtain a conviction. A public place is defined under the law as any location to which the public has access, including the following:
- Roads and highways
- Apartment building
- Amusement parks
- Transport facilities, including train stations and bus terminals
Penalties for Disorderly Conduct in Roselle Park
The judge of the Roselle Park Municipal Court may impose a host of penalties if you are convicted of a petty disorderly persons offense for disorderly conduct. You may be sentenced to any one or a combination of the following:
- Fines up to $500
- Community service
- Restitution where appropriate
- Jail up to 30 days
- Suspend your driver’s license
Roselle Park NJ Disorderly Conduct Defense Attorney
A Roselle Park disorderly conduct defense attorney from the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall conducts a thorough review of the facts of your case to decide upon the best defense strategy to pursue. The prosecution has the burden of proving the allegations with evidence establishing each element of the charge, including the fact the conduct occurred in a public place. Our attorneys aggressively pursue all possible defenses, including rights to freedom of speech and freedom of assembly as contained in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. To speak to a lawyer and discuss precisely how we would go about helping you escape a guilty finding for disorderly conduct, contact us anytime 24/7. Lawyers are available immediately to assist you in our Union NJ Office by calling (908) 272-1700.