Arrested and Charged with a Crime in Sea Bright New Jersey?
Each and every year as summer approaches, small little boroughs throughout the Jersey Shore begin their preparation for the thousands of tourists that will soon be visiting their town. Sea Bright, which is a small little borough located in the northern most region of Monmouth County is often overlooked when it comes to being labeled as a touristy area, especially when compared to towns like Belmar, Manasquan, Point Pleasant and Asbury Park but that is simply a misconception. Sea Bright each and every year sees thousands of tourist flocking to their borough to enjoy their beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife, especially bars like Donovan’s Reef, the Rum Runner, Driftwood’s and Woody’s. Unfortunately for most towns, having a happening nightlife tends to lead to an increase in crime. As such, towns like Sea Bright up and down the Jersey Shore will seek to increase their police force during these months, which allows them to better patrol their towns. This inevitable leads to an increase in the number of individual’s arrested and charged with criminal offenses.
Do I Need a Lawyer for a Criminal Offenses in Sea Bright?
The Borough of Sea Bright is not immune to this increase. Some of the most common criminal offenses that we tend to see when it comes to Sea Bright include but are not limited to disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana, possession of THC vape pens, underage drinking, possession of a fake ID, simple assault and driving while intoxicated. Although most of the offenses are considered disorderly persons offenses, which is New Jersey’s version of a misdemeanor, a conviction for anyone of these offenses could subject an individual up to six months in the Monmouth County Jail and permanent criminal record. If you or a loved one has unfortunately found yourself in this type of situation we strongly recommend that you speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible about your options. Understanding your options and the potential penalties in which you are facing is absolutely crucial to mounting a successful defense. If you would like to speak to one of our criminal defense attorneys about your options and potential defenses, please contact our Middletown office at 732.858.6959. As always, our initial consultations are free of costs, so if you have any questions whatsoever please do not hesitate to contact us.
Looking for an Attorney for a Disorderly Conduct Charge in Sea Bright?
Disorderly Conduct is by far one of the most common criminal offenses charged in New Jersey. It is often referred to as New Jersey’s catchall charge, one that is geared towards prosecuting general improper behavior that creates a public inconvenience and/or causes annoyance or alarm. In other words, the way the statute is written it tends to sweep under it a lot of potential conduct, including but not limited to verbal altercations, minor physical altercations and creating a general disturbance to the public. With that being said, this offenses is not endless when it comes to the potential conduct which may be deemed unlawful under this statute. If you or a loved one has been charged with disorderly conduct under N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2a in Sea Bright and would like to speak to one of our attorney about your options please contact our office at 732.858.6959. A conviction under this statute would subject an individual to up to thirty days in jail, a $500 fine as well as criminal record that must remain on their criminal history for at least three years before it could potential be expunged. For more information on disorderly conduct charges in New Jersey, please click the link.
Charged with Driving While Intoxicated in Sea Bright New Jersey?
For a relatively small borough, one that covers less than 2 square miles, Sea Bright deals with its fair share of driving while intoxicated offenses. From 2017 to 2018 the Sea Bright Police Department arrested and charged more than 30 individuals for driving under the influence. This is a rather significant number when compared to how small the borough is combined with the fact that this is traditional known as seasonal town. Anyone charged with a DWI in Sea Bright as a first time offender will most likely be facing a 7 -12 month loss of license, imposition of the interlock device, 12 hours in the Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center, fees/assessments/fines ranging up to $800 and up to 30 days in jail. As you can see, this is not something to take lightly. If you or a loved on has unfortunately been charged with DWI in Sea Bright we strongly urge that you speak an attorney about your options. For more information on DWI Charges in Monmouth County, please click the link.
Arrested for Assault in Sea Bright?
Assault charges are another common offense that we see being issued up and down the Jersey Shore, including in Sea Bright. This is not uncommon especially when considering the number of bars and nightclubs located within the borough. Alcohol always tends to increase the potential risk for fights. Assault charges in New Jersey are in essence broken down into two categories, simple assault, which is considered a misdemeanor and aggravated assault which is considered a felony offense. The type of injury caused and/or attempted to be caused will more likely than not dictate what degree of an assault charge an individual is facing. For more information on the difference between a simple assault and an aggravated assault charge in New Jersey, please click the link.
Criminal Defense Attorneys who Serve Sea Bright NJ
Keith Oliver Criminal Law is a Monmouth County based criminal defense firm, comprised of attorneys that have dedicated their careers to defending those accused of crimes in courts throughout Monmouth County, including the Sea Bright Municipal Court. Our office fully understands that a split second lapse in judgement can do to one’s life if not handled properly. That is why are attorneys are dedicated to aggressively defending the allegations against our clients in order to obtain the best possible result. If you have been charged with simple assault, resisting arrest, harassment, criminal mischief, possession of cocaine in Sea Bright or anywhere else for that matter in Monmouth County, we can help. To schedule a free initial consultation today, please contact our Middletown office, which is just a few miles away from Sea Bright. We can be reached 24/7 at 732.858. 6959.