Experienced Misdemeanor Defense Lawyers Serving Clients Throughout Northern New Jersey & NYC
Unfortunately, a reckless action or poor decision can result in an arrest. Following an arrest for a misdemeanor charge, you need an experienced legal advocate.
At Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law, our misdemeanor defense attorneys have worked in the criminal justice system for over 20 years. We have the knowledge and experience needed to help you obtain positive results. Whether this is your first interaction with the legal system or a repeat offense, we can build you a solid defense and protect your rights.
The experienced attorneys at Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law can help. Let us look at your case and determine the best way to defend you. With offices in Hackensack, Wayne and the Bronx, our lawyers represent people facing misdemeanor/disorderly persons charges throughout NY & NJ, including Passaic, Hudson, & Bergen County.
Our criminal justice lawyers have helped many satisfied clients, and we will help you achieve the best possible results in your disorderly persons matter. Call anytime, day or night, for a FREE consultation.
Disorderly Persons Charges
New Jersey classifies lower level crimes as disorderly persons and petty disorderly persons charges, rather than misdemeanors. Unlike a felony charge which has a jury trial, disorderly persons charges brought to trial are heard only by a judge.
Aside from driving violations, disorderly persons charges are the most common charges prosecuted by New Jersey municipal courts.
- Disorderly conduct
- Possession of marijuana
- Public intoxication
- Shoplifting items worth less than $200
- Simple assault
- Underage possession of alcohol
Both disorderly and petty disorderly persons charges are punishable by jail time, probation and fines. For certain offenses, you may be eligible for diversionary programs in lieu of incarceration.
Let Us Start Building Your Defense Today
Rarely, if ever, is a criminal charge without lasting consequences. A misdemeanor conviction can hinder you when applying for college, a job or loans. But having an attorney on your side increases the likelihood of a favorable verdict.
To arrange a free consultation with a misdemeanor lawyer, please email our office or call 201-212-4532. From our offices in Hackensack, Wayne and the Bronx, we represent clients in Bergen County and Passaic County as well as New York.