Disorderly Conduct FAQ
Disorderly conduct is the most common charge in Atlantic City.The security officers working in the Atlantic City casinos love to issue this charge because it covers a wide variety of circumstances that typically includes drunk and disorderly behavior.
What happens when you get a disorderly conduct charge in Atlantic City?
You’ll get issued a criminal complaint for disorderly conduct under N.J. Statute 2C:33-2. The Atlantic City Municipal Prosecutor’s Office will handle your case in municipal court.
Is a disorderly conduct charge in Atlantic City a criminal offense?
Yes, disorderly conduct in Atlantic City is a criminal offense. It can carry up to 30 days jail, a $500 fine and the potential for community service.
Can I go to jail for a disorderly conduct charge in Atlantic City?
Yes, but it’s unlikely for a first offense in Atlantic City Municipal Court. The potential punishment will depend on the facts of the case.
Can a disorderly persons offense in Atlantic City be dropped or dismissed?
Yes, depending upon the facts of the case. The Atlantic City Prosecutor’s Office frequently plea bargains and downgrades disorderly conduct charges in Atlantic City Municipal Court.
Do I need a lawyer for a disorderly conduct charge in Atlantic City?
Yes, a disorderly conduct charge has the potential to result in a criminal record. To avoid a criminal record, you’ll need to hire a uniquely qualified criminal defense attorney to represent you and get the charge dismissed completely.
Need An Experienced Lawyer?
If you have been charged with a crime in Atlantic City or County, you need the assistance of a strong, local criminal defense attorney, that knows the local courts, to ensure that rights are protected throughout the legal process.
John Tumelty is a battle-tested attorney who has represented countless clients accused of crimes in Atlantic City. As a former assistant county prosecutor with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Trial Section, he has a unique insight into how prosecutors evaluate a criminal case and prepare a case for court. This gives him a huge advantage when preparing a case and strategizing for trial. He will fight hard to protect you and to help you avoid a criminal record.