The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office has announced that law enforcement will be cracking down on those who violate Governor Murphy’s “stay at home” order.
An individual who violates the order could be charged with a disorderly persons offense, which is a misdemeanor-level offense. In New Jersey, a defendant who is charged with a disorderly persons offense faces a jail sentence of up to six months and up to a $1,000 fine.
An arrest and/or conviction for a disorderly persons offense would also appear on your background check, making it difficult to obtain employment unless the charge is dropped or expunged from your record.
However, an experienced attorney may be able to help you defend your case in court to avoid a conviction. Jason T. Komninos, Esq. has a track record of helping clients avoid the maximum penalties of disorderly persons offense in municipal court.
During the COVID-19 shutdown, if you have been arrested or charged by the police, it is still 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.