Old Bridge, New Jersey, Disorderly Persons Defense Attorney

Aberdeen Misdemeanor Assault Lawyer

There are 566 municipal courts in the state of New Jersey. These courts hear lower-level criminal cases (misdemeanor crimes). There are three levels of charges in municipal court:

  • Disorderly persons (DP) – punishable by up to six months in jail and a $2,000 fine
  • Petty disorderly persons (PDP) – punishable by up to three months in jail and a $1,000 fine
  • Municipal ordinance violations – punishments are similar to a petty disorderly person crime but the money from local ordinance fines goes to the town

It’s better to have a municipal ordinance violation on your record than a disorderly person offense. your defense attorney may be able to plead your case down to a local ordinance offense, which can be expunged from your criminal record in three years.

If you are facing charges in any New Jersey municipal court, contact an Old Bridge, New Jersey  disorderly persons defense attorney at The Law Offices of Gerard A. DelTufo and Gerard L. DelTufo. We have been defending people in state criminal courts for more than 30 years. We have the knowledge and experience you need to get the best results possible in your disorderly person case.

Serving Middlesex and Monmouth Counties for more than 30 years
Old Bridge • Matawan • Aberdeen

Defense Against Any Municipal Court Charge

  • Simple assault or domestic assault
  • Possession of prescription drug (less than 4 pills)
  • Marijuana possession, under 50 grams
  • loitering for prostitution or loitering for drugs
  • Prostitution
  • Violation of no contact orders
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Neighborly disputes

Municipal cases involving disputes among neighbors can often be resolved using an alternative dispute resolution program. For persons facing a first-time drug possession charge, a conditional discharge program will be less damaging than jail time. With a conditional discharge program, you do not lose your driver’s license or right to drive and the charges are dismissed if you do not reoffend for a year.

If you are facing criminal charges after a disorderly conduct arrest or any other DP or PDP arrest, get a lawyer on your case right away. THere are pre-trial interventions that we may be able to take to improve your situation.

At The Law Offices of Gerard A. DelTufo and Gerard L. DelTufo, our Aberdeen misdemeanor assault lawyers are dedicated to protecting your rights. Contact us online or call (732) 566-1100 for a free initial phone consultation.

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