Creating a Nuisance in New Jersey May be a Crime
Some offenses, such as maintaining a nuisance, can be classified as either a criminally indictable offense (“crime”) or a disorderly persons offense, depending on the circumstances. A person commits a disorderly persons offense when he or she creates or maintains a condition which endangers the safety or health of others, or maintains premises where people to gather to engage in unlawful conduct. One convicted for doing the above can face up to six months in jail. Maintaining a nuisance can also rise to the level of a crime when one maintains any premise that houses prostitution or sells, photographs, prepares or shows obscene material. Such unlawful activity constitutes a crime of the fourth degree.
Call An Experienced Attorney About Your Nuisance Charge
Villani & DeLuca, P.C. attorneys have significant experience in defending against criminal municipal court charges. If you have been charged with maintaining a nuisance, 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.