Loitering is a Disorderly Persons Offense in New Jersey
When a person engages in conduct that manifests a purpose to obtain or distribute drugs while wandering, remaining, or prowling in a public place, they are guilty of the disorderly persons offense of loitering. Under the New Jersey loitering statute, a “public place” by definition is any place to which the public has access. Some examples of such a manifestation to purposely obtain or distribute drugs provided in New Jersey’s loitering statute include the following conduct:
- Repeatedly beckoning to or stopping pedestrians or motorists in a public place;
- Repeatedly passing objects to or receiving objects from pedestrians or motorists in a public place;
- Repeatedly circling in a public place in a motor vehicle and on one or more occasions passing any object to or receiving any object from a person in a public place
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Villani & DeLuca, P.C. attorneys have significant experience in defending against criminal municipal court charges. If you have been charged with loitering, call 732-965-3350 today for a free initial consultation. An experienced criminal law attorney will be able to discuss your charge with you in detail and answer any questions you may have. Villani & DeLuca regularly represents clients throughout Monmouth County and Ocean County.