At Palmisano & Goodman, P.A., our legal team is dedicated to helping clients fight any and all criminal charges, including disorderly persons offenses. 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. Our Woodbridge criminal defense attorneys can provide you with the level of representation you need to avoid a conviction.
We have more than 40 years of experience under our belt and we can assist you in understanding the consequences of a conviction or plea and your options for avoiding these charges altogether, if possible. These rimes may not have included 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.
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. You can rely on our Woodbridge criminal defense lawyers to represent you in all court hearings and fight for your rights.
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 at (732) 709-4400 for a free consultation.