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RAHWAY, NJ MUNICIPAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

     .    The Law Office of Charles Dawkins Jr., LLC  ph. (908)-962-9929 represents the accused charged with disorderly persons, Ordinance violations DUI and Traffic violations in Rahway Municipal Court, and residents and nonresidents of Rahway N.J. who are charged with committing felony crimes in Union County Superior Court. Rahway Municipal Court is located at 1 City Hall Plaza, Rahway, N.J. 07065. Ph. (732) 827-2039   The population in Rahway, NJ. is approximately 26,500 people.      Rahway N.J. Municipal Court gets a lot of nonresident defendants because Rahway, N.J. intersects i-95, Garden State Parkway, and Route 1 and 9. 

   WHAT IS A DISORDERLY PERSONS CHARGE IN RAHWAY, 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. 

    The case will be heard in Rahway, N.J. Municipal Court by a Judge.  The Municipal Prosecutor will prosecute the case.

 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 RAHWAY 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.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PLEADING TO A RAHWAY NJ CITY ORDINANCE VIOLATION AND PLEADING TO A DISORDERLY PERSONS OFFENSE?

Rahway  N.J. also has Ordinance violations that are codified in Article 1 Disorderly Conduct. These ordinances differ from other municipalities because they are enacted by the City of Rahway, N.J. Pleading to a  Rahway, NJ. Ordinance violation differs from disorderly persons in penalties, and an Ordinance violation is not included in the Criminal History Report. The following are some examples of Rahway, N.J. Ordinance violations:

  • § 307-1 Disorderly Houses
  • § 307-2 Restricting Undesirable Persons from Premises
  • § 307-3 Gambling
  • § 307-4 Animal Fights
  • § 307-5 Disturbing the Peace
  • § 307-6 Disturbing Order of Assemblies
  • § 307-7 Defacing Public or Private Property
  • § 30 -8 Defacing Flags
  • § 307-9 Begging
  • § 307-10 Interference with others
  • § 307-11 Offensive Language
  • § 307-12 Lewd Performance                                                                                                                                                                

The penalty for violating an Ordinance is substantially different from violating a Title 2C disorderly persons or criminal statute.  The penalty for violating a Rahway, NJ, Ordinance is a fine not exceeding 500.00 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both.

CONTACT A RAHWAY N.J. CRIMINAL LAWYER TODAY

If you are accused of violating any disorderly persons offense, Ordinance, or Crime in Rahway , 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, and Ordinance allegations and all Criminal charges.  Schedule a Consultation to learn more. Attorney Charles Dawkins Jr. has practiced Criminal Defense Law in Municipal, State, Federal, and Appellate courts. He has been practicing law for over 20 years.

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