Point Pleasant Disorderly Conduct Lawyer

Point Pleasant Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have you been arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct in Point Pleasant Beach you will want an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who can assist you in defending against Disorderly Conduct in Point Pleasant. I am Anthony N. Palumbo, a former county and municipal court prosecutor, an Ocean County municipal criminal defense lawyer and partner at the law offices of Palumbo & Renaud. I have over 35 years experience defending and protecting the rights of my clients who have been charged with being drunk in public, loitering, fighting, using offensive language or disturbing the peace.

My experiences on both sides of the law as a prosecutor and public defender have given me an edge on identifying which defenses would be most effective in your disorderly conduct case. If you have been charged with Disorderly Conduct in Point Pleasant, I will provide you with the highest quality representation of your freedom and rights. Contact me at 1-866-664-8118 to schedule a free initial consultation about your charges.

Disorderly Conduct Charges

Disorderly Conduct has a wide definition, but generally it occurs when someone purposely acts recklessly or offensively in a public place. The penalties for a conviction of Disorderly Conduct include a $500 fine, up to 30 days in prison, possible community service, and possible probation. If you have received a charge, ticket, summons, or criminal complaint for Disorderly Conduct in Ocean County, it is important to contact an attorney before you take any action, especially going to court.

Disorderly Conduct can occur based on a person's offensive language or improper behavior. Below are common Disorderly Conduct charges.

Improper Behavior: Disorderly Conduct based on improper behavior occurs when a person:

  • Acts with the purpose to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creates a risk thereof a person; and
  • 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.

Offensive Language: Disorderly Conduct based on offensive language occurs when a person:

  • Acts in a public place; and
  • With the purpose to offend the feelings of a hearer; or
  • In reckless disregard of the probability of so doing; and
  • He addresses unreasonably loud and offensively coarse or abusive language, given the circumstances of the person present and the setting of the utterance, to any person present.

Disorderly Conduct Penalties

Disorderly Conduct is a Petty Disorderly Person's offense, and if convicted the penalties are relatively minor and include a $500 fine, and up to 30 days in prison. Nonetheless, Disorderly Conduct is not a charge you want on your permanent record. It is important to contact an experienced attorney who will defend your charge, and in the unfortunate event of a conviction, have your record sealed or expunged. I defend individuals in all Municipal Courts throughout Ocean County New Jersey.

Why You Should Hire a Point Pleasant Disorderly Conduct Defense Attorney

An aggressive criminal and municipal defense attorney can make a significant difference in the outcome of your disorderly conduct charge. When handling a case, every prosecutor and judge has different expectations. Only an attorney who has tried numerous cases has the experience necessary to understand how each official will respond to different scenarios.

I have been working in the Point Pleasant court for decades, giving me insight on how to best present disorderly conduct cases before them. This is an advantage that only an experienced local attorney can bring to your case. If you would like to discuss your charge with an experienced, local Point Pleasant disorderly conduct defense lawyer, contact me Anthony N. Palumbo, for a free consultation at 1-866-664-8118 with no obligation.