Union County Disorderly Conduct

Union County Disorderly Conduct Charges Attorney

Cranford Public Disturbance Lawyer

Union County Offices of The Law Offices of Palumbo & Renaud:
190 North Avenue East, Cranford, NJ 07016
740 Newark Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07208

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 Union County, it is important to contact an attorney before you take any action, especially going to court .

I am Anthony N. Palumbo, a former Union County prosecutor, former municipal court prosecutor, and have had an office in Union County for over 35 years. I know how to negotiate with the prosecution and because of this I have successfully defended thousands of individuals charged with Disorderly Conduct in Union County for almost four decades.

Even though Disorderly Conduct is a petty offense, attaching penalties can extremely disrupt your life unless your charge is handled properly. Contact me today for a free initial consultation by phone or in person at 1-866-664-8118 . I defend individuals in Elizabeth, Cranford, Roselle, Roselle Park, Clark, Linden, Plainfield, Garwood and throughout NJ.

Union County Disorderly Conduct Charges

Disorderly Conduct can occur based on a person's offensive language or improper behavior. Take a look at the chart below to see the different elements required for a charge of Disorderly Conduct based on language and/or conduct.

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 persons 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 Union County.

For more information on specific municipal courts, visit my municipal court web pages: Cranford Municipal Court, Elizabeth Municipal Court, Clark Municipal Court, Garwood Municipal Court, Hillside Municipal Court, Linden Municipal Court, Mountainside Municipal Court, Plainfield Municipal Court, Rahway Municipal Court, Roselle Municipal Court, Roselle Park Municipal Court, Fanwood Municipal Court, and Scotch Plains Municipal Court.

Disorderly Conduct Attorney

I have years of experience assisting individuals who have been charged with various offenses in the Union County, and I am dedicated to protecting the rights of the individuals who have been charged with Disorderly Conduct. Come talk to me today, and we'll discuss your situation. I know that even a minor charge can be nerve racking, and I will resolve your charge as easily and efficiently as possible. Contact me today for a free initial consultation by phone or in person at 1-866-664-8118. I defend individuals charged with Municipal Offenses in Municipal Courts throughout New Jersey including the following charges:

Anthony N. Palumbo, Union County, New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer from The Law Offices of Palumbo & Renaud: 190 North Avenue, Cranford, New Jersey 07016 & 740 Newark Avenue, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07208