Disorderly Persons Charges Attorney in Red Bank, NJ
Monmouth County & Surrounding Areas Lawyer Defending Clients Charged With Disorderly Persons Offenses
Disorderly persons offenses in New Jersey are the types of offenses referred to as misdemeanors in other states. Also called non-indictable offenses, disorderly persons offenses include theft, shoplifting, simple assault, disorderly conduct, petty disorderly conduct, possession of small amounts of marijuana, and resisting arrest.
William J. Connelly, III, Esq. is a municipal court criminal defense attorney who represents clients charged with disorderly persons offenses and petty disorderly persons offenses. He is a former municipal court prosecutor who now uses his legal knowledge, skill and experience to defend the accused in Monmouth County.
About New Jersey Disorderly Persons Offenses
- Disorderly persons (DP) offenses are not crimes. A conviction for a DP offense does not result in the loss of your right to vote or serve on a jury. Conviction will, however, result in a criminal record.
- Disorderly persons offenses are decided by a Municipal Court Judge, not a jury.
- Penalties for disorderly persons offenses include fines of up to $1,000 and a maximum of six months in jail. Community service and/or probation can also be ordered.
- Penalties for petty disorderly persons offenses include fines of up to $500, a maximum of 30 days in jail, probation and community service.
- Conviction for a disorderly persons offense can be expunged after a five-year waiting period.
- Conviction for a DP offense can jeopardize the immigration status of noncitizens.
- Conviction for a DP offense can jeopardize the professional licenses of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, stockbrokers, and attorneys.
- Disorderly persons offenses can sometimes be downgraded to the lesser charge of a borough order violation.
About William J. Connelly, III, Esq.
Criminal defense attorney William J. Connelly, III, understands that being charged with any crime can be a frightening experience. His legal knowledge and experience will put your mind at ease as he capably guides you through the process of resolving your legal issue.
Mr. Connelly is a highly skilled defense lawyer who cares about his clients and treats them with the utmost respect. He will explain the legal issues involved in your case, advise you of your options and recommend a defense strategy he believes is in your best interest. You, however, will remain in charge of your case. You alone will decide, for example, whether to accept a plea bargain or go forward with a trial. Mr. Connelly provides you with the facts you need to make an informed decision.
Clients appreciate that Mr. Connelly is friendly and approachable. He is straightforward with his clients and speaks in clear English, not legalese. In most cases, he represents clients for a flat fee. That means you can call or stop by the office to discuss your case without being concerned about running up a large legal bill.
If you have been charged with a disorderly persons offense, please contact criminal defense attorney William J. Connelly, III, through our online form or contact his office in Tinton Falls, near Red Bank, New Jersey, he represents clients throughout Monmouth County and surrounding counties.