“Rude, unsafe, or otherwise improper conduct can lead to criminal charges in New Jersey. One of the ways to successfully defend a disorderly conduct case in municipal court is through a carry order.”
Handling Disorderly Conduct Cases in Hoboken, East Rutherford, Holmdel NJ
This page covers one out of our two courtroom defense strategies that apply to New Jersey disorderly conduct charges. We also have methods to beat this case type that can be found in our “Top 5 Ways To Beat Criminal Charges” series.
Under the New Jersey disorderly conduct statute, NJS 2C:33-2(a), a person can be found guilty of a petty disorderly persons offense if they get into a physical or verbal bar fight with a fan supporting another team, engage in a road rage incident, or even take part in a pushing or shouting match over when another person was blocking their view or talking too loudly at a movie theatre. Even a brawl or other type of physical or verbal altercation at a house party, if there are enough people there to qualify it as a “public location,” can potentially result in a conviction for disorderly conduct.
One of the possible ways to beat a disorderly conduct charge in New Jersey is called a “carry order.” This is where the prosecutor and judge agree to carry the case for 60 or 90 days for the defendant to complete counseling (whether it be anger management counseling or alcohol counseling). Then, if the defendant returns to court with proof of the counseling sessions being completed and the defendant has remained arrest free during that 60 or 90 day period, the charges will be dismissed. This will allow the defendant to avoid a criminal conviction on their record, a fine, possible probation, and jail time.
The criminal defense attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm LLC have been handling criminal cases in New Jersey for many years including disorderly conduct cases in Morristown, Hoboken, East Rutherford, and Holmdel. Many of these cases arise based on alcohol related incidents at concerts, sporting events, or parades. Contact our offices now for immediate assistance at 201-556-1571. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge.
If you’ve been charges with disorderly conduct in New Jersey, we strongly recommend that you check out these resources to prepare yourself for your day in court.
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