Netcong Man Faces Disorderly Conduct Charges after Stealing Woman’s Underwear
A 27-year-old man was arrested after officials say he stole underwear from a dryer in a Laundromat in Mount Olive, New Jersey. According to a news report in The Star Ledger, the alleged theft occurred near Route 46 in Mount Olive. Police believe the man placed a woman’s underwear in his bag. He was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
Many first-time offenders facing New Jersey disorderly conduct charges may face light penalties. It is a mistake, however, to assume that such a charge will not have serious consequences. Without proper representation, defendants may face the most severe penalties possible for their alleged acts. In New Jersey, a disorderly conduct charge may result in a fine of up to $1,000 and up to six months in jail.
A skilled New Jersey criminal defense attorney can typically have the penalties stemming from a disorderly conduct charge reduced. By getting involved early on in the process, an attorney may even negotiate a deal with the prosecution to have the charges thrown out if the defendant agrees to a lesser penalty such as community service. Keeping an offense off a record is an important step to protect your future. This option is not always available, but anyone charged with a crime in New Jersey would be well advised to speak to a knowledgeable lawyer regarding their legal options.
The criminal defense attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein provide free consultations to anyone facing disorderly conduct charges in New Jersey. You can reach us directly at 609-240-0040 to discuss your case at no cost.