Disorderly Persons Offenses in New Jersey
The lower category of criminal charges in the NJ Criminal Code is called Disorderly Persons (DP) Offenses. These charges are graded as either DP or PDP (Petty Disorderly Persons) offenses. Almost all of these offenses are heard in the municipal court of the town where the incident happened. By statutory definition, these types of offenses are not crimes, and while you will be exposed to a potential jail sentence if you are convicted, you will not go to prison. In most cases, the sentence on conviction does not include any jail sentence, although this is something you should discuss with a knowledgeable NJ criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Defending a Client Charged with a Disorderly Persons Offense
If you are charged with a DP or a PDO offense in NJ, contact Howard Bailey at 973-982-1200 for a free consultation to discuss what you can do to protect your freedom.As a N.J. Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, Howard Bailey has represented hundreds of clients charged with disorderly persons offenses throughout the State of N.J. He has successfully represented clients charged with Criminal Mischief, Shoplifting, Drug Possession, Simple Assault, and every other type of offense in the criminal code. With over 35 years of experience in the field of criminal law, Mr Bailey has obtained many dismissals and downgrades for his clients, and where the client needs him to he has tried the case to a verdict before the municipal court judge.
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If you are charged with a DP or a PDP offense in one of the N.J. Municipal Courts, DO NOT TALK ABOUT THE CASE. ASK FOR A LAWYER and stop talking until your lawyer tells you to. Remember, ANYTHING YOU SAY CAN BE USED AGAINST YOU. As soon as possible, consult with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. Call Howard Bailey at 973-982-1200 for a free consultation before you make any decisions about how to protect your freedom.