Long Branch Criminal Defense Attorney

Charged with a Criminal Offense in Long Branch

The City of Long Branch is by far one of the most rejuvenated towns in all of Monmouth County. That is due in large part to ever expanding Pier Village, which includes the new Wave Resort. This city has always been known as popular destination for those seeking a fun night out on the town but with a tremendous amount of money being spent on hotels and resorts, it is quickly becoming a desired vacation destination. With all that being said, a booming nightlife does tend to have some downside to the city as a whole, as it tends to lead to an increase in crime. Unfortunately, the City of Long Branch is not immune to that downside. The majority of the criminal charges that we tend to see in the City of Long Branch are typically directly associated in one way or another with drugs and alcohol. Some of the most common include: underage drinking, possession of a fake id, possession of cocaine, simple assault, disorderly conduct or resisting arrest.

If you have unfortunately been placed under arrest in Long Branch and are now summonsed to appear in court to answer for the charges, we strongly urge that you contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer to discuss your options. What might seem like a minor, low level offense, can have significant collateral consequences on your life. If you would like to set up a free initial consultation with one of the criminal defense attorneys at Keith Oliver Criminal Law, then please contact our office directly at 732.858.6959 or you can try contacting us online. If you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us. Now here is some potentially helpful information if you or a loved one has been charge with a crime in Long Branch.

Need a Local Long Branch Attorney for a Disorderly Persons Offense

Have you been arrested for a disorderly persons offense in the City of Long Branch? Was it for simple assault? Disorderly Conduct? Harassment? Underage Possession of Alcohol? Possession of a Fake Id? If so, you are certainly not alone. These are by far some of the most frequent disorderly persons offenses that we see being issued in Long Branch. Disorderly persons offenses are New Jersey’s version of a misdemeanor. All disorderly persons offenses will be litigated in the City of Long Branch Municipal Court, which is located at 279 Broad Street. Anyone convicted of a disorderly persons offense could be facing up to six months in the Monmouth County Jail, up to a $1,000 fine, probation, court mandated treatment (i.e. Alcohol/Drug, Anger Management), community service and a permanent criminal record. For more information on disorderly persons offenses in New Jersey, please click the link.

Looking for a Lawyer for a Felony Charge in Long Branch

Being charged with an indictable offense, which is New Jersey’s version of a felony, is not something to take lightly. Indictable offenses are broken down into four different degrees and the potential penalties can range anywhere from probation all the way up to life in prison. Unlike disorderly persons offense, all indictable offenses that occur within the City of Long Branch must be transferred from the Long Branch Municipal Court to the Monmouth County Superior Court, which is located in Freehold Township for disposition. Some of the most frequent felony offenses that we see being charged in the Long Branch include but are not limited to Cocaine Possession, Heroin Distribution, Aggravated AssaultAssault by AutoBurglary, Robbery and Terroristic Threat. For more information on indictable offenses in New Jersey, including a breakdown of the degrees and the applicable penalties if convicted, please click here.

It is also important to note here that if the individual is charged with a disorderly persons offense as well as an indictable offense, all charges must be transferred from the Long Branch Municipal Court to the Monmouth County Superior Court for disposition. Furthermore, indictable offenses are more likely to be subject to New Jersey’s Bail Reform Act, which may result in the individual having to go through a Central Judicial Processing Hearing as well as a formal Detention Hearing in order to simple bail out on the charges.

Long Branch Criminal Defense Lawyers

Keith Oliver Criminal Law is a Monmouth County based criminal defense firm. Our attorneys have dedicated their careers to defending those accused of crimes in towns throughout Monmouth County, including in the City of Long Branch. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime like assault, stalking, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, served with a restraining order or issued a traffic summons for driving while intoxicated in the City of Long Brach, our office can help. If you would like to speak to one of our Long Branch criminal defense attorneys today about your options, then please contact our office at 732.858.6959.