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IRVINGTON, NJ. CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

 The Law Office of Charles Dawkins Jr LLC (908) 962-9919 handles all Criminal charges and disorderly persons charges committed within Irvington, NJ, Township. The Irvington Township Municipal Court handles all Disorderly Persons Offenses, DUI Offenses, Traffic Violations, and Code violations for the city of  Irvington,, N.J.  The Essex County, NJ. Superior Court handles all felony Charges that were committed within Irvington, NJ. The Law Office of Charles Dawkins Jr. LLC is located within close proximity of Irvington Township., N.J.  The Municipal Court of Irvington, NJ. is located in the Public Safety Building at 1 Civic Square Irvington, NJ. 07111. Attorney Charles Dawkins Jr. Esq. has over 20 years of legal experience.

   WHAT IS A DISORDERLY PERSONS CHARGE IN IRVINGTON, NJ. MUNICIPAL COURT.

     Disorderly persons offenses and petty disorderly persons offenses are petty offenses, and the offenses fail to be crimes within the meaning of the Constitution of New Jersey State. N.J.S.A. 2C:1-4(b).  This is a major distinction from felony charges which are crimes.  Both Disorderly Persons and Felony Convictions are reported on a person's criminal history report. Nobody wants a disorderly persons or criminal record. In New Jersey, the accused of a disorderly person or petty disorderly person will not be tried with a jury, but the Municipal Judge will be the trier of fact in the case, and the accused will not be indicted by a Grand Jury.  The legal action will be initiated by a Complaint signed by the Police Officer.  This complaint may be initiated based on the Officer's personal knowledge or in some cases a complainant's personal knowledge other than a police officer's.

 Some examples of Disorderly persons offenses are Harrassment, Simple Assault, Shoplifting (less than 200 dollars) Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, Lewdness, and Obstruction of Justice. Domestic violence may be a disorderly persons or felony depending upon the charge.

WHAT HAPPENS IF CONVICTED OF DISORDERLY PERSONS IN IRVINGTON NJ MUNICIPAL COURT

A conviction for disorderly persons offense In Irvington Municipal Court carries a maximum possible sentence of up to six months in jail and or a fine of up to 1000 dollars. The person may also be sentenced to pay restitution. N.J.S.A. 2C:43-3(c); N.J.S.A  2C: 43-8

A conviction for a petty disorderly persons offense carries a maximum possible sentence of up to 30 days in jail and or a fine of up to 500.00 dollars. The person may also be sentenced to pay restitution. N.J.S.A. 2C:43-3(d); N.J.S.A. 2C:43-8

The facts of the case and the prior criminal history of the Defendant will affect the outcome of the penalty under the disorderly persons.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DISORDERLY PERSONS AND ORDINANCE VIOLATION IN IRVINGTON, NEW JERSEY

Irvington NJ.  has enacted its own Ordinances which all Irvington Police Officers know the substance. Ordinances are generally preferred over a disorderly person because an Ordinance is not reported on a person's criminal history report. This is an important distinction. In some cases, a Criminal Defense Attorney may be able to get a Disorderly Persons downgraded to a City Ordinance violations. Below are some of Irvington NJ's Peace and Good Order Ordinances.

  • Annoying, disturbing, or interfering with others generally 439-1
  • Shouting at Night    439-2 
  • Jostling, crowding, picking pockets   Sec. 439-3
  •  Insulting remarks to Pedestrians      Sec. 439-4
  • Unlawful Assemblages                      Sec. 439-5
  • Begging                                             Sec. 439-6
  • Maintaining a House of ill fame         Sec. 439-7
  • Permitting premises to be used by prostitutes, gamblers, vagrants Sec. 439-8
  • Disturbing the Peace                         Sec. 439-9

CONTACT AN IRVINGTON, N.J. CRIMINAL LAWYER TODAY

If you are accused of violating any disorderly persons or criminal offense in Irvington, NJ. contact the Law Office of Charles Dawkins Jr. LLC.   Here at the Law Office of Charles Dawkins Jr., LLC, we will represent you and defend you against disorderly persons allegations  or any crime committed in the city of Irvington, NJ.  Schedule a Consultation to learn more.

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