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Disorderly Conduct

Louis Anthony Casadia, Esquire: Former Prosecutor Now Fighting For You

In New Jersey, criminal charges are graded first-degree, second-degree, third-degree, fourth-degree, disorderly persons and petty disorderly persons with first-degree crimes being the most serious and petty disorderly persons offenses being the least serious. A disorderly person and petty disorderly person offense is the equivalent of what other states refer to as a misdemeanor. These types of charges are handled in municipal court and cover a wide variety of lower-level offenses, such as minor thefts and assaults.

Disorderly conduct, on the other hand, is a specific offense that you can be charged with. It is graded as a petty disorderly persons offense and covers a broad range of activities. From being drunk in public to causing a public disturbance, some seemingly minor poor decisions can easily result in this broad-ranging charge.

If you or a loved one have been charged with a disorderly persons or disorderly conduct offense, call 609-621-0015 now for a Free Consultation.