Asbury Park Criminal Defense Attorney

Arrested in Asbury Park, New Jersey?

Unlike most shore towns in Monmouth County, the City of Asbury Park is not seasonal. In fact, as of 2010, the United States Census indicates that the City of Asbury Park has a population of just under 20,000. However, that population soars during the summer months, as Asbury Park has become well known for its lavish nightlife. Popular bars like Watermark, the Stone Pony, Johnny Mac’s, the Beach Bar, Langosta Lounge, Porta and Stella Marina see a tremendous increase in patrons between May and September. Unfortunately, a happening nightlife also tends to lead to a significant increase in crime. Some of the most common charges issued in the City of Asbury Park include resisting arrest, possession of cocaine, disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana, simple assaultunderage drinking and trespassing.

If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Asbury Park, NJ, contact the Keith Oliver Criminal Law. Our office has been appearing in the City of Asbury Park Municipal Court and defending those accused of crimes for the better part of the last decade. If you would like to speak to one of our lawyers about your options, then please contact our office at 732-858-6959. We would be glad to go over the facts of your case with you and formulate a game plan that works best to suit your needs. If you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us. Do not let an alcohol fueled, lapse in judgement jeopardize your future.

Marijuana Possession in Asbury Park NJ

Possession of marijuana under 50 grams is one of the most common criminal offenses charged in all of New Jersey and the City of Asbury Park is no exception. Contrary to what some may believe, New Jersey does not take marijuana charges lightly. Unlike New York or Connecticut, possessing marijuana in New Jersey is still illegal. In fact, anyone caught possessing marijuana will be charged with disorderly persons offense, which is New Jersey’s version of a misdemeanor. Since this is considered a disorderly persons offense, all marijuana possession charges will be litigated in the City of Asbury Municipal Court, which is located at  One Municipal Plaza. If convicted, a Defendant would be facing jail time, high fines, court ordered rehab, probation and even a license suspension. For more information on marijuana charges in New Jersey, please click the link.

Aggravated Assault Charges in Asbury Park, New Jersey

With such a happening nightlife, it should not be a surprise to hear that the City of Asbury Park police department issue a significant number of aggravated assault offenses each and every year. Aggravated assault is an indictable offense and therefore must be heard in the Monmouth County Superior Courthouse in Freehold. Depending on the injury suffered and the “status” of the victim (i.e. police officer), a Defendant could be facing either a second or third degree felony offense. These are both serious felony offenses and if not handled properly, could land a Defendant behind bars for up to a decade. For more information on aggravated assault offenses in Asbury Park, please click the link.

Charged with Disorderly Conduct in Asbury Park?

First and foremost, it is important to note here that disorderly conduct is a type of criminal offense. It is often confused with a disorderly persons offense, which is a degree of a criminal offense. Disorderly conduct is often referred to as New Jersey’s catch-all offense. It encompasses fighting, threatening arguments, offensive language as well as all other tumultuous behavior. With that being said, it is not inclusive of all improper behavior and tends to be over used by law enforcement. This is where an experienced criminal defense attorney can make a tremendous difference when it comes to representing your interest. To speak to one of our criminal defense attorneys today, then please contact our office at 732-858-6959. Also, for more information on disorderly conduct charges in Asbury Park, please click the link.

Consult a Criminal Attorney in Asbury Park, New Jersey

Keith Oliver Criminal Law defends those accused of criminal offenses like assault on a police officer, cocaine possession, unlawful possession of a weapon, resisting arrest, heroin possession and burglary in the City of Asbury Park. If you would like to sit down with one of our criminal defense attorneys to go over the specific facts of your case, then please contact us at 732-858-6959 or you can try contacting us online. As always, our initial consultations absolutely free and confidential.