New Jersey Ordinance Violations Lawyer

East Brunswick Attorney Defending Against Local Ordinance Violations

Not all laws are in place to prevent criminal behavior. Local governments often pass laws that are referred to as local ordinances that are in place to discourage improper public behavior. While generally not considered “criminal” in nature, these charges can be embarrassing, will show up on a background check, cost money, and can be inconvenient. Our office can handle your local ordinance violation discreetly, efficiently, and can have the charge expunged later on. Contact our office today and have your local ordinance violation taken care of.

Helping local residents quickly take care of their local ordinance violations

Local ordinances are in place to help keep public order, and to protect the public from immoral, and bothersome behavior. While breaking a local ordinance could result in jail time, such a punishment is unusual. Violations are usually punished with a fine. The maximum fine given for a local ordinance violation is $2000. Most fines range between $500-1000. Examples of violations people are often picked up on include:

  • Public urination
  • Having an open container of alcohol
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Excessive dog barking
  • Underage drinking
  • Violating a noise ordinance
  • Loitering
  • Housing code violations

These charges are often embarrassing for professional individuals, or persons who are applying for jobs. John will represent you at your hearing and argue to have your charges dropped. His goal is for these matters to inconvenience you as little as possible. Call our office today to arrange for a consultation.

Helping residence expunge their local ordinance offense

Local ordinance offenses can have an effect on job applications, your ability to get a loan, and your standing with state licensing boards in the event you are convicted. Convictions for a local ordinance violation may be expunged from your record after two years. At the end of the two year waiting period, if you have not been charged with more than two disorderly persons offenses, or one indictable offense, you may have the charge expunged from your record. Our office will ensure that your petition to expunge a local ordinance violation is handled correctly once you are eligible for the expungement process. Call us today and get started.