Wayne NJ Disorderly Conduct Lawyer
Criminal Defense Attorney Representing Clients in Passaic County, New Jersey
Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey who have been charged with criminal offenses against the public, including disorderly conduct, eluding, obstruction, and resisting arrest in Clifton, Wayne, Paterson, Haledon, and North Haledon.
She is a criminal defense attorney who has successfully handled thousands of cases in New Jersey, in Superior Court (indictable/felony level offenses) and Municipal Court (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses). Ms. Hascup is a former Morris County Prosecutor who handled cases ranging from murder to terroristic threats during the course of her career.
A conviction for disorderly conduct can have serious consequences, including time in the county jail. If you are facing disorderly conduct charges, you need experienced, effective legal representation to ensure the best outcome. Ms. Hascup is ready to fight for you. Contact her offices anytime at 862-257-1200 for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.
Disorderly Conduct in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2
Disorderly Conduct is codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2, which provides:
a. Improper Behavior. A person is guilty of a petty disorderly persons offense, if with purpose to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof he:
- Engages in fighting or threatening, or in violent or tumultuous behavior; or
- Creates a hazardous or physically dangerous condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose of the actor.
b. Offensive Language. A person is guilty of a petty disorderly persons offense if, in a public place, and with purpose to offend the sensibilities of a hearer or in reckless disregard of the probability of so doing, he addresses unreasonably loud and offensively coarse or abuse language, given the circumstances of the person present and the setting of the utterance, to any person present.
A petty disorderly persons offense is punishable by a term of imprisonment of up to 3 months in the county jail.
Contact a Clifton NJ Disorderly Conduct Lawyer to Discuss Your Case
Alissa D. Hascup can seek to avoid the imposition of a jail term by negotiating an alternate disposition on your behalf. For instance, if you are a first-time offender or have a minimal criminal record, she can attempt to get your charges downgraded to a local ordinance violation, which would only require the payment of a fine and would avoid a criminal offense on your record.
In either respect, if you find yourself in a situation where you or a loved one have been charged with Disorderly Conduct, the consequences can be serious. Alissa D. Hascup can help. Call her office today at 862-257-1200 to discuss your case, or fill out her online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your charges.