MISDEMEANOR CHARGES IN BERGEN AND HUDSON COUNTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER JAE Y. LEE
New Jersey uses different terms to describe and classify criminal offenses than the traditional “felony” and “misdemeanor” that you may be familiar with. As it is punishable by at least one year in prison, an indictable offense is the equivalent of a felony. Lesser offenses are known as disorderly persons offenses and are the equivalent of misdemeanors.
Although the penalties are lesser for misdemeanors, they will still have a serious impact on your life if you are convicted. A Bergen and Hudson county criminal defense lawyer can help you avoid jail time, fines, community service, and other penalties associated with disorderly persons offenses in New Jersey.
CHALLENGING MISDEMEANOR CHARGES IN HUDSON & BERGEN COUNTY
From our offices in Englewood, our legal team handles disorderly persons offenses across Hudson and Bergen County and throughout New Jersey. Attorney Jae Lee is also licensed to practice in New York. In New Jersey, these cases are heard in municipal court and do not typically involve juries. A municipal court judge will hear the case and rule upon the matter. As a Bergen and Hudson County misdemeanor lawyer, Jae Y. Lee is extremely familiar with these proceedings and understands how to present cases to municipal court judges in the pursuit of fair and favorable outcomes.
The Law Office of Jae Y. Lee, LLC takes on misdemeanor offenses such as:
- Simple assault and battery
- Obstruction of justice
- Disorderly conduct
- First DWI offense
- Marijuana possession
Although automatic jail time and heavy fines are not typically associated with disorderly persons offenses, a defendant may face other penalties that can affect his or her future. A judge may order jail time, probation, rehabilitation, community service, fines, and more. This and a misdemeanor conviction on one’s record could affect employment, personal relationships, educational opportunities, and one’s financial situation.