Need Lawyer for Disorderly Persons in Manalapan
Been charged with a disorderly persons offense in Manalapan Township? Summonsed to appear in the Manalapan Municipal Court to defend the allegations? If so, we strongly urge that you speak to an experienced criminal defense lawyer about your options prior to appearing. Understanding all your options as well as the potential sentence if convicted is paramount to mounting a successful defense against the allegations. The Manalapan Township Municipal Court, which presides over one of the largest municipalities in all of Monmouth County, deals with just around 1,000 disorderly persons and petty disorderly persons complaints each and every year. If you or a loved one has unfortunately found yourself in this type of situation and would like to speak to one of the Monmouth County criminal defense lawyers at Keith Oliver Criminal Law about your options, then please contact our office at 732.858.6959. One of our attorneys would be glad to sit down with you and discuss the specifics of your case and formulate a game plan that works best to suit your needs.
Manalapan NJ Disorderly Persons Defense Attorneys
It is important to understand that disorderly persons and petty disorderly persons offenses are not considered criminal offenses in and of themselves but rather degrees of crimes. Disorderly persons and petty disorderly persons offenses are New Jersey’s version of a “misdemeanor”. These offenses are not considered indictable offenses, which are New Jersey’s version of “felonies”. Some of the most common disorderly persons offenses that we see being issued in New Jersey, including in Manalapan include simple assault, disorderly conduct, shoplifting, harassment, drug paraphernalia and trespassing. For more information on each of these offenses, including what the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt in order to secure a conviction, please click the corresponding links.
What to Expect if Summonsed to Appear in the Manalapan Municipal Court
The Manalapan Municipal Court, which is located at 120 Route 522 & Taylor’s Mills Road will retain original jurisdiction over all disorderly persons or petty disorderly persons offense that occur within in the municipalities boarders. With that being said, if the individual is being charged with disorderly persons offenses, as well as indictable offenses, then all charges, including the disorderly persons offenses must be transferred from the Manalapan Municipal Court to the Monmouth County Superior Court, which is located in Freehold. For example, if an individual is charged with driving while intoxicated, assault by auto and possession of marijuana under 50 grams, all charges will need to sent to the Monmouth County Superior Court, Criminal Division for disposition. If you have been summonsed to appear in the Manalapan Municipal Court the Honorable James Newman, P.M.C.J. or Nicole Sonnenblick, M.C.J. will preside over the case and Susan L. Solda DeSimone, Esq. will be in charge of prosecuting the case. Court will be held every Monday at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information on the Manalapan Municipal Court, please click the link.
Need an Attorney to Defend Disorderly Persons Offense in Manalapan Municipal Court
As touched upon earlier, Manalapan Township Municipal Court is forced to preside over approximately 1,000 disorderly persons offenses annual. Some of the more frequent disorderly and petty disorderly persons offenses we see being litigated in the Manalapan Municipal Court include but are not limited too:
- Simple Assault
- Disorderly Conduct
- Obstruction of Justice
- Drug Paraphernalia
- Possession of Marijuana
- THC Vape Pens
The potential sentence for a disorderly or petty disorderly persons offense can be unforgiving. They include but are not limited too the following:
- 6 Months in Jail (Disorderly Persons)
- 30 Days in Jail (Petty Disorderly Persons)
- $1,000 Fine (Disorderly Persons)
- $500 Days in Jail (Petty Disorderly Persons)
- Fees and Assessment up to $800
- Community Service
- Criminal Record
- Court Mandated Treatment (Anger Management, Drug Treatment, Mental Health)
Manalapan NJ Disorderly Person Charge Attorney
Keith Oliver Criminal Law is a Monmouth County based criminal defense firm that has been defending those accused of disorderly and petty disorderly persons offenses in courts throughout the County for years. If you or a loved one has been summonsed to appear in the Manalapan Municipal Court for offenses like simple assault, harassment, drug paraphernalia, shoplifting, disorderly conduct or possession of marijuana and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact our office at 732.858.6959 or you can try contacting us online. As you can see from reading above, disorderly persons offenses are not something to take lightly. The potential consequences can have a devastating impact on your life moving forward.