Disorderly Conduct Charges Downgraded in East Rutherford Municipal Court

Disorderly Conduct Charges at Metlife Stadium in New Jersey

East Rutherford Criminal Defense Lawyers

Disorderly Conduct Charges in NJ
Disorderly Conduct Charges in NJ

Do you need a lawyer for a disorderly conduct charge at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford? Call us now for immediate assistance.

The Bergen County criminal defense lawyers at The Tormey Law Firm recently achieved another victory in East Rutherford municipal court.  Like many of our previous clients, the client in this case was charged with disorderly conduct due to an altercation during a football game at Metlife Stadium.  The facts were simple: our client was rooting for the visiting team, words were exchanged with a home team fan, and then our client was accused of shoving the other person.  Security quickly responded, escorted our client away and then charged him with disorderly conduct.  Fortunately, after our zealous defense, our client walked out of court with only a municipal ordinance violation, resulting in a small fine and, most importantly, no criminal record.  If you are in a similar situation and facing either simple assault or disorderly conduct charges due to an alleged altercation at Metlife Stadium, contact the defense team at the Tormey Law Firm to learn about how we can help you fight the charges.

Under the New Jersey criminal code, specifically N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2(a) and (b), a person is guilty of a petty disorderly persons offense if with purpose to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating risk thereof he 1) engages in fighting or threatening, or in a violent or tumultuous behavior; or 2) creates a hazardous or physically dangerous condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose; or 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 uses unreasonably loud and offensively coarse or abusive language.  Thus, in a case where one person shoves another person, the typical charges are for disorderly conduct and the penalties for such a petty disorderly persons offense include up to a $500 fine, 30 days in jail, and a permanent record of the offense.

In our client’s recent disorderly conduct case in the East Rutherford Municipal Court, we successfully defended the case and negotiated a deal with the prosecutor in which the disorderly conduct charges were downgraded to a municipal ordinance for disorderly behavior.  The difference between a disorderly conduct charge and a municipal ordinance violation is that a conviction for disorderly conduct is considered a misdemeanor criminal charge whereas a municipal ordinance violation is only a town code infraction that imposes a fine but no jail time and no criminal record.

Arrested for Disorderly Conduct in East Rutherford? We Can Help

If you have been charged with simple assault or disorderly conduct due to an altercation at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, contact the experienced defense attorneys at The Tormey Law Firm today to learn about how we can help you defend your case and prevent you from having a criminal record. We always provide a free initial consultation at (201)-330-4979.


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