Criminal Lawyers in Sea Bright, New Jersey
Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Sea Bright NJ?
Sea Bright, which is a tiny little beach town on the coast of Monmouth County, sure does tend to attract a lot of people, especially during the summer months. Bars like Donavan’s Reef, the Rum Runner, the Tiki Bar, Woody’s and the Dive are routinely jam packed each and every weekend with young party-goers. Unfortunately, with major bars like that in such a small area, they tend to lead to a significant increase in crime. Each and every year the Sea Bright Police Department will see a tremendous increase in the number of arrests during the months of May through September. Some of the most common arrests include driving while intoxicated, disorderly conduct, underage drinking, trespassing, possession of marijuana, possession of a fake id and resisting arrest. Although these are not considered crimes of the century and most of aforementioned offenses are considered disorderly persons offenses, they are in fact considered crimes and if not handled properly, could not only scar a Defendant with a permanent criminal record but could also land a defendant behind bars for up to six months.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime in Sea Bright, New Jersey and are summoned to appear in the Sea Bright Municipal Court, we strongly urge that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. If you would like to speak to one of the Sea Bright criminal defense lawyers at Proetta & Oliver then please contact our Monmouth County office at 732-858-6959. Our attorneys are dedicated to making sure that an alcohol fueled incident and/or a simple split second lapse in judgement does not affect your future. As always, our initial consultations are always free of costs. So if you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
Charged with DWI in Sea Bright, New Jersey
With so many bars in such a tiny area, the borough of Sea Bright sure does tend to see its fair share of driving while intoxicated offenses. In 2017 alone, the tiny little town saw more than 35 DWI arrests, which does not take into consideration the individuals actually made it out of Sea Bright but who were arrested in nearby towns like Middletown and Holmdel. It is no secret that New Jersey takes a very aggressive approach when it comes to prosecuting those alleged to have been driving while intoxicated. In fact, it is one of only two charges were plea bargaining is prohibited. If convicted, even for a first time, a Defendant faces a high fines, mandatory loss of license, imposition of the ignition interlock device, community service and even jail time. For more information on DWI charges in Monmouth County, please click the link.
Facing Disorderly Conduct Charges in Sea Bright NJ
One of the most common criminal charges issued in New Jersey, including in Sea Bright, is disorderly conduct. This offense is typically referred to as New Jersey’s catch all charge. The general theme behind this charge is “improper behavior”, which can include but is not limited to being loud in public, intoxicated in public and fighting. With that being said, the limits of this offense is not endless and as such, it tends to be overcharged at times. This is considered a petty disorderly persons offense, which is considered a misdemeanor offense in New Jersey. If convicted, a Defendant would be facing up to 30 days in the Monmouth County Jail, a $500 fine and a criminal record. For more information on disorderly conduct charges in Monmouth County, please click the link.
Sea Bright NJ Trespassing Offense
Have you been issued a summons for trespassing in Sea Bright? If so, you are not alone. Trespassing is a very common charge throughout the Jersey Shore, especially when it involves bars and nightclubs. If you have been asked to leave or physically removed by a bouncer or bartender and you then attempt to re-enter the establishment, they have the authority to charge you with trespassing and often times will. These establishments are heavily regulated by the Alcohol Beverage Commission (ABC) and as such, they take a very aggressive approach when it comes to making sure they are removing anyone they deem to be rowdy. That is why trespassing tends to be a very common charge. Trespassing is a disorderly persons offense, if convicted, a Defendant would be facing up to six months in jail, a $1,000 fine and permanent criminal record. For more information on trespassing including how to defend a trespassing charge in Sea Bright, please either click the link or contact our office at 732-858-6959.
Charged with Marijuana Possession in Sea Bright
Have you been arrested for possessing marijuana in Sea Bright? Although other jurisdictions, like New York, have recently decided to either legalize or decriminalize marijuana, New Jersey has not. In fact, anyone charged with possessing marijuana, even a trace amount, will be charged with a disorderly persons offense. If convicted, a Defendant would be facing up to six months in jail, a $1,000 fine, approximately $725 worth of fees and assessments and up to a two year loss of license. In addition, they would be scarred with a criminal record for at least three years before they could petition the courts for an expungement. For more information on possession of marijuana under 50 grams in New Jersey, please click the link.
Sea Bright NJ Criminal Attorneys
The criminal defense attorneys at Proetta & Oliver, all of whom have dedicated their careers to defending those accused of crimes, have been appearing the Sea Bright Municipal Court for the better part of the last decade. If you have unfortunately found yourself charged with a criminal offense, like resisting arrest, terroristic threats, aggravated assault, assault by auto or any other offense for that matter in Sea Bright, New Jersey, let the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver help. Our Monmouth County attorneys fully understand what a criminal conviction, let alone a lengthy jail sentence can do to someones life. If you would like to set up a free initial consultation today, please contact our Middletown Office at 732-858-6959 or you can fill-out our online contact form.