The Lawyer You Want for Assault or Disorderly Charges

John Paragano is a Powerful Municipal Court Defense Lawyer for Misdemeanor Disorderly Persons Arrests

What constitutes disorderly conduct? 

In New Jersey, disorderly person’s offense is a petty offense that usually purposely causes annoyance or inconvenience to the public.  This can include, but is not limited to:

  • Getting into a physical or verbal altercation
  • Being unreasonably loud or disruptive in public
  • Using offensive language in certain select circumstances 
  • Minor shoplifting (under $200)

While a disorderly person’s offense is considered a petty offense, or a misdemeanor as it categorized in other states, that does not mean you should attempt to fight these charges without legal representation.  Being found guilty of a disorderly person’s offense can result in fines, paying restitution to the victim (if any) and the potential to serve up to 6 months in jail.  Being found guilty of a disorderly person’s offense will also result in a record of your conviction.  Any record, whether it involves a misdemeanor or something far more serious, may appear if someone were to run a background check on you, including future colleges, employers, and potential landlords.  

What Should You Do if You are Arrested for a Disorderly Persons Offense?

Do not go at it alone. Even if you believe a disorderly person’s offense is a minor offense, it can come with serious consequences that will follow you into your future. Without proper representation by an attorney who understands the law you are putting your future at great risk. 

As with any criminal charge, do not talk to the police. Do not try to talk your way out or minimize what you have or have not done. The authorities will listen, take notes and then turn their notes over to the prosecutor’s office to be used against you!

You have a constitutional right to remain silent, exercise it! Remain silent and immediately request to contact a criminal defense attorney who has experience handling disorderly person’s offenses. Do not be antagonistic or sarcastic but be firm in your request to speak to a lawyer. In the meantime, stay calm and remain silent.

The Law Offices of John Paragano will work diligently to defend your Constitutionally protected rights and provide you with the best defense possible. For over thirty years, I have successfully defended numerous disorderly persons offenses and I have achieved countless dismissals and downgrading of charges. If you need an experienced and powerful criminal defense attorney to help you through these issues, call my office today.

Choose The Law Offices of John Paragano if You are Charged with a Disorderly Persons Crime

  • 30+ Years Criminal Defense Experience
  • Former Municipal Court Judge, Union Township, NJ, 1999-2005
  • Extensive Trial Experience
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • 24/7/365 Call Center and availability
  • Evening Hours for Personal Meetings

For the best legal defense in all of Union County, Monmouth County and all of New Jersey, contact John Paragano at The Law Offices of John Paragano, for a free consultation. Telephone 908.687.5999 or click to send an email. All consultations and written correspondences will be kept strictly confidential.

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