Charged with a Crime in Oceanport New Jersey?
Oceanport is a tiny little borough located on the eastern coast of Monmouth County. It has direct access to the Shrewsbury River and is just a short distance from the beach, which makes it a very desirable location for individuals to call home. Although for the most part Oceanport is considered a sleepy little town, it does tend to see its fair share of action, especially during the summer months. This is due in large part to it being home to Monmouth Park, which attracts hundreds of thousands of individuals each and every summer. As one would imagine, this influx in people each and every summer tends to lead to an increase in crime. For the most part, the types of crime that the Oceanport police department sees includes but is not limited to disorderly conduct, simple assault, underage drinking, driving while intoxicated, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana under 50 grams and harassment.
Looking for a Criminal Lawyer in Oceanport?
If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a criminal or traffic offense in Oceanport we strongly urge that you speak to an attorney as soon as possible. Understanding your options and the potential ramifications of the charges is absolutely crucial when it comes to mounting a successful defense. If you would like to set up a free initial consultation with one of the Monmouth County criminal defense attorneys at Keith Oliver Criminal Law then please contact our office at 732.858.6959. One of our criminal defense attorneys would be glad to go over the specific facts of your case and formulate a game plan that works best to suit your needs. Do not let a simple alcohol fueled lapse in judgment ruin your future.
Caught Driving While Intoxicated in Oceanport?
Anyone arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit a breath sample or driving under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance in Oceanport will be forced to defend their charges in the Oceanport Municipal Court. Although DWI’s are considered traffic offenses, the potential ramifications if convicted can be more crippling then that of some criminal offenses. Just for example, a conviction for a DWI, even for a first time offender will be subject the individual to up to a twelve month loss of license, fines nearing $800, imposition of the ignition interlock device, up to thirty days in the Monmouth County jail as well as twelve hours in the intoxicated drivers resource center. To make matters worse, New Jersey is one of the few states in the country that does not allow for temporary / work permit drivers license. For more information on DWI charges in New Jersey, including potential defenses, please click the link.
Facing a Disorderly Conduct at Monmouth Park?
Disorderly conduct is bar far one of the most common criminal offenses charged in municipalities throughout New Jersey, this includes the Borough of Oceanport. Disorderly Conduct, which is governed by NJSA 2C:33-2, is often coined as New Jersey’s catch all offense. In other words, it is meant to sweep a lot of potential, low level, criminal conduct underneath its wing (i.e. public intoxication, verbal arguments, minor physical disputes). In an effort to further spread the reach of this offense the legislature choose to break this offense into two different subsections, improper behavior and offensive language. Both of these subsections involve the type of disputes that disturb the public and cause a public inconvenience. This is considered a petty disorderly persons offense, which is New Jersey’s version of a misdemeanor. If convicted, an individual will be facing up to thirty days in the Monmouth County jail, a $500 fine an scared with a criminal record. For more information on disorderly conduct charges including potential defense, please click the link.
Looking for a Criminal Lawyer in Oceanport for a Simple Assault Charge?
Simple assault, which is lowest level assault charge in New Jersey is another one of those common offenses issued in Oceanport. Fights are going to happen, especially when alcohol is involved, the key is making sure it doesn’t effect your future. Simple assault is considered a disorderly persons offense, therefore, anyone charged with simple assault will be forced to defend their charges in the Oceanport Municipal Court. If convicted, an individual will be facing up to six months in the Monmouth County jail, a $1,000 fine and scared with a criminal record. Furthermore, if the matter is classified as an “act of domestic violence” the individual could be subject to additional penalties, including a potential temporary restraining order as well. For more information on simple assault charges in Oceanport, please click the link.
Where is the Oceanport Municipal Court Located?
The Oceanport Municipal Court which has original jurisdiction over all disorderly persons, petty disorderly person offenses, borough ordinances and traffic offenses, including driving under the influence offenses that occur with in the borough. They also have jurisdiction over all downgraded and remanded indictable offenses (felony) that occur within the borough. The Oceanport Municipal Court is actually located in Shrewsbury at 419 Sycamore Avenue. They will be in session every other Wednesday at 7:15 a.m.. For more information on the Oceanport Municipal Court, including directions and contact information, please click the link.