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What is a Petty Disorderly Persons Offense?

“What is a Petty Disorderly Persons Offense In New Jersey?

Petty DP Charge Defense Lawyers in Clifton, Wayne, Elizabeth NJ

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A petty disorderly persons offense is considered to be the lowest level of criminal charge in New Jersey.  That said, it’s still a criminal charge.  If convicted of a NJ Petty Disorderly Persons offense, you will technically have a permanent criminal record, and this will have to be disclosed on job and housing applications.  If you are convicted of a petty disorderly persons offense in NJ, you are subject to the following:

  • A permanent criminal charge on your record (subject to potential expungement)
  • A $500 fine
  • Up to 30 days in the county jail
  • Probation

We strongly recommend that you check out our defense strategies for this charge type, and our top 5 ways to beat any criminal charge series.

How To Beat Disorderly Conduct Charges In NJ – Part #1.

How To Fight Disorderly Conduct Charges In NJ – Part #2.

Top 5 Ways To Beat Any Criminal Charge

Disorderly Conduct In NJ – Information Regarding Penalties and Defense

Disorderly Persons Offenses In NJ – Information Regarding Penalties and Defense

Petty Disorderly Persons Offenses In New Jersey

Our Written Page On Disorderly Conduct

Our Written Page On Disorderly Persons

Learn More About How to Fight Your Charges

If you've been charged with a criminal offense, disorderly persons offense, or traffic / DWI violation, you have the right to an attorney who will defend you against your charges and fight for your best interests. To learn more about how your attorney can fight to have your charges dismissed or reduced, click a link below to see our video library of legal defenses and strategies.

Experience You Can Trust

With unmatched knowledge and experience in the practice of law, the seasoned attorneys at The Tormey Law Firm are committed to serving their clients and tenaciously confronting the allegations against them.

We will examine every facet of your case in order to defend your constitutional rights and reputation.  

With a dedicated legal advocate to assist you, our attorneys will ensure that you are never forced to navigate the complex legal process on your own.

The Tormey Law Firm

Areas We Serve

Bergen County, Essex County, Morris County, Passaic County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, Somerset County including Morristown, Denville, Dover, Mount Olive, Parsippany, Hackensack, East Rutherford, Elmwood Park, Englewood, Fort Lee, Garfield, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Mahwah, Palisades Park, Paramus, Ridgefield Park, Saddle Brook, Teaneck, Clifton, and Wayne.

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Hackensack Location

254 State Street

Hackensack, NJ 07601

  (201) 556-1570    Directions

Morristown Location

55 Madison Avenue Suite 400

Morristown, NJ 07960

  (908) 336-5008    Directions