Monmouth County Disorderly Conduct Lawyer
Common Question: What can I expect to result from a Disorderly Conduct charge?
Our Monmouth County Criminal Lawyers have successfully handled cases where the original criminal Disorderly Conduct charge is amended to a Municipal Ordinance which a municipal law. In other cases the Disorderly Conduct charges have been flat out dismissed.
Typically these Disorderly Conduct charges are handled in municipal court because they have jurisdiction over a Disorderly Persons charge. However, where the Disorderly Persons charge is charged with other indictable offenses, it can be prosecuted in the Superior County Court.
- Fines range from 0 to $1000
- VCCB Assessment $50
- Safe Neighborhood Assessment $75
- Court Costs $33
- Jail Term $33
- Restitution to victim
If the case is amended to a conviction under the ordinance (a guilty plea is a conviction); the conviction will not appear in New Jersey’s criminal database. Of course the arrest will still be there if you were charged under the New Jersey Criminal Code 2C:33-2, but the conviction will not.
Why is this? Because NJ’s criminal database doesn’t recognize all of the municipal ordinances and therefore cannot record the municipal infraction. Furthermore, if you were only charged with a municipal ordinance, the arrest may not be reflected on your record either.
The distinguishing factors between an ordinance and a criminal charge also apply to answering questions for employment purposes i.e. If an employer asks if you were convicted of a “crime”, you can answer “no”. If they ask if you were ever arrested for or convicted of an “offense” you would have to answer “yes”.
Finally, for expungement purposes if the conviction is an ordinance it can be expunged from your record after two years, if it is a 2C conviction you will have to wait 5 years.
Our Monmouth County Criminal Lawyers have successfully handled Disorderly Conduct cases. If you have a pending Disorderly Conduct charge contact a Monmouth County Criminal Lawyer at Riviere Advocacy Group.
- Engages in fighting or threatening, or in violent or tumultuous behavior; or
- Creates a hazardous or physically dangerous condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose of the actor.
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