Woodbridge Disorderly Persons Offense Attorneys
Dealing With Criminal Offenses In Municipal Court
Though they may seem minor, disorderly persons offenses can impact your life. It is crucial that you take steps toward fighting these charges with the help of an experienced lawyer. Fighting the charges or seeking a dismissal is the only way to ensure that your criminal record stays clean.
At Palmisano & Goodman in Woodbridge, New Jersey, our lawyers are dedicated to helping clients fight any and all criminal charges, including those considered disorderly persons offenses. These are crimes that often did not include a physical arrest, but a ticket or summons. A ticket or summons essentially means that you were arrested, but were not put through the booking process and were still required to appear in front of a judge. Contact our firm today to further discuss how a disorderly person's offense conviction may impact your future.
You can try to defend yourself, but the best way is with the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer at our firm. We can assist you in understanding the consequences of a conviction or plea, and your options for avoiding these charges altogether, if possible.
Municipal Court Appearances
Disorderly persons offenses is a general term for a range of misdemeanor crimes, including:
- Simple assault
- Drug paraphernalia
- Disputes between neighbors
- Bad checks
Statute Of Limitations
There are time constraints on when a disorderly person's offense matter can be filed. For most of these types of crimes, the statute of limitations is one year. This means that a shoplifting charge or other complaints must be filed within one year of the commission of the alleged crime. If it is not filed within a year, the case is dropped since the prosecution is barred from moving forward.
Contact Our Woodbridge Disorderly Persons And Middlesex County Shoplifting Attorneys
If you have been charged with a disorderly person's offense, let us help you fight the charges you are facing in order to protect your future. Contact us for a free consultation. Call us toll free at 877-347-5002 or locally at 732-634-6464.