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PLAINFIELD, NJ CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

     Plainfield, NJ., often referred to as the "Queen City" has a population of approximately 58,888 people Plainfield, NJ. is the 17th largest city in New Jersey.    The Law Office of Charles Dawkins Jr. LLC  Ph. 908-962-9929 handles all Criminal Charges and Disorderly Persons Offenses, and Ordinance violations. Criminal Offenses are handled in Union County Superior Court.  Plainfield, NJ. Municipal Court handles Ordinance violations, DUI Offenses, Traffic Violations, and Code violations for the city of Plainfield, N.J.  Attorney Charles Dawkins Jr., Esq. has experience in representing defendants accused of Felony crimes, disorderly persons and Ordinance violations in Plainfield  N.J.  The Plainfield Municipal Court's location is 325 Watchung Avenue Plainfield, NJ. 07060   

   WHAT IS DISORDERLY PERSONS CHARGE IN PLAINFIELD, NJ. MUNICIPAL COURT.

     Disorderly persons offenses and petty disorderly persons offenses are petty offenses and are not crimes within the meaning of the Constitution of New Jersey State. N.J.S.A. 2C:1-4(b) 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.

 

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

A conviction for a disorderly persons offense 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 person's 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 defendant's prior criminal history will affect the outcome of the penalty under the Statute. The disorderly person accused has the right to a trial and if he is unable to afford counsel and qualifies for legal assistance, Counsel will be appointed to him.

Plainfield N.J. also has Ordinance violations that are codified in Article 8 Offenses against Public Peace and Order. These ordinances differ from other municipalities because they are enacted by the City of Plainfield. The Plainfield Ordinance is referred to as Article 8  Plainfield Municipal Code "Offenses Against Public Peace and Order.

Pleading to a Plainfield NJ. An ordinance violation is better than pleading to an NJ. State Disorderly Persons because the State does not include Ordinance violations on the Criminal History Report.

CONTACT A PLAINFIELD N.J. CRIMINAL LAWYER TODAY

If you are accused of violating any disorderly persons offense in  Plainfield , 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 and all Plainfield Municipal Court charges..  Schedule a Consultation to learn more.

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