Municipal Court Cases
Disorderly persons' offenses, similar to misdemeanors in other states, can result in jail sentences, probation, community service, and the imposition of enormous fines and mandatory penalties. In addition, an arrest or conviction of a disorderly persons or petty disorderly persons offense will result in a record on your Criminal Case History (CCH). Such convictions can adversely affect applications for employment or schools. You need to have someone to represent your interests when charged with an offense. Local ordinance violations can be extremely expensive.