Individuals who violate the ban on public gatherings can face various charges during the COVID-19 shutdown. Across New Jersey, police have been cracking down on public gatherings at homes and businesses.
Examples of offenses that police have been charging people with include:
- Reckless endangerment
- Disorderly conduct
- Violating any rule or regulation adopted by the governor during a state of emergency
- Municipal ordinances
If children are present, the police may file charges for child endangerment.
Indictable offenses are felony-level crimes and disorderly persons offenses are misdemeanor-level offenses and can carry serious consequences such as jail time.
Arrests and convictions for indictable or disorderly persons offenses will appear on your background check, making it difficult to find employment.
If you have been arrested or charged with an offense related to the shutdown, it is critical that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible about your rights. Mr. Komninos is available to discuss your case remotely by phone, text, Google Voice, Zoom, or email during the shutdown.
Call Jason T. Komninos, Esq. at (201) 343-4622 to schedule a consultation.