Nestled along the coastline in southern Monmouth County lies the tiny Borough of Sea Girt. Although this tiny borough is known as one of the more affluent towns in all of New Jersey and is rather quiet at least nine months out of the year, it is home to the Parker House, which tends to bring thousands to this area each and every weekend during the summer months. The Parker House, which dates all the way back to the late 1800’s, is one of the Jersey Shore’s most desirable bars for people of all ages. Since the Parker House is completely surrounded by multi-million dollar homes, the police force is extremely active in this area to assure that locals are not bothered by the party-goers that flock to the area on a daily basis. They are well known for taking what amounts to a zero tolerance approach when someone acts out of line. Some of the most common charges issued in Sea Girt include, but are not limited to: trespassing, disorderly conduct, possession of a fake ID, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana under 50 grams and simple assault. Anyone arrested and charged with any of the aforementioned offenses will be prosecuted in the Sea Girt Municipal Court, which is located in Wall Township at 1200 Allaire Road.
If you are facing criminal charges in Sea Girt, New Jersey, we strongly recommend that you do not take the situation lightly and contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options. If you would like to speak to one of the Sea Girt criminal defense lawyers at Keith Oliver Criminal Law about your options, then please contact our office at 732-858-6959. One of our lawyers would be glad to go over the specifics of your case and formulate a game plan that works best to suit your needs. A criminal conviction, let alone a potential jail sentence, could have drastic consequences on someone’s life, so please do not take these charges lightly. As always, our initial consultations are free, so if you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Trespassing Charges in Sea Girt NJ
One of the most common criminal charges we see in Sea Girt is criminal trespassing. The charges can stem from something as simple as trying to reenter the Parker House after either an employee or police officer ask you to leave. Criminal Trespassing, which is governed by NJSA 2C:18-3, is typically considered a disorderly persons offense, which is New Jersey’s version of a misdemeanor. Which means, if convicted, a Defendant would not only be scarred with a criminal record but will also be subject to up to six months in jail and a fine up to $1,000. This criminal conviction will remain on a Defendant’s criminal history for at least three years, at which point they must file for an expungement. For more information on criminal trespassing charges in Monmouth County, please click the link.
Charged with Disorderly Conduct in Sea Girt
Disorderly Conduct is one of the most common criminal charges issued throughout the Jersey Shore and Sea Girt is no exception. It is has traditionally been known as the “catchall” charge. Anyone alleged to have created a disturbance, whether by way of a verbal argument or through any other tumultuous behavior, could find themselves charged with disorderly conduct. Pursuant to NJSA 2C:33-2a, disorderly conduct is considered a petty disorderly persons offense, which is also considered a misdemeanor in New Jersey. If convicted, a Defendant will be facing up to thirty days in jail, a $500 fine and a permanent criminal record as well. For more information on disorderly conduct charges at the Jersey Shore, please click the link.
When Simple Assault & Aggravated Assault Happens in Sea Girt Borough
Since the beginning of time, fights have always been a part of the reality of going to a bar. With the increased courage that alcohol provides, bar fights tend to occur on a somewhat regular basis, even at the Parker House. As such, the bouncers are trained to take an absolute zero tolerance when it comes to potential physical altercation let alone an actual fight. Anyone involved in a physical altercation will almost certainly be charged with either simple assault or aggravated assault, depending on the circumstances. Simple assault is a disorderly persons offense and will be litigated in the Sea Girt Municipal Court and aggravated assault is considered an indictable offense, which means the charges must be litigated in the Monmouth County Superior Court. For more information on these offenses, please click there links.
Caught with a Fake ID at the Parker House
In an effort to keep out those under the legal age, the Parker House mandates that its bouncer closely examine every ID presented and even have instituted scanners in effort to catch those ID’s that pass the eye test. The Parker House and bars alike subject themselves to potential fines and even a loss of their liquor license from the ABC if they allow those under the legal age to gain entry. Therefore, it should be no surprise to hear that those accused of possessing a fake ID tend to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Possession of a Fake ID is typically a disorderly persons offense, which means that the charges will be litigated in the Se Girt Municipal Court. For more information on possessing a fake ID at the Jersey Shore, please contact our office.
Need a Criminal Defense Attorney in Sea Girt NJ?
Being charged with a criminal offense can be absolutely terrifying for most. If you have found yourself in unfortunate situation in the Borough of Sea Girt, please do not hesitate to contact our office for a free initial consultations. Our office fully understands the ramifications of being scarred with a criminal record let alone being incarcerated, as such we are dedicated to doing everything within our power to prevent that from happening. If you would like to speak to one of our Sea Girt criminal defense lawyers today, please contact us at 732-858-6959 or you can contact us online. Do not let a simple lapse in judgement or an alcohol fueled incident ruin your future.