Experienced Representation in Municipal Court Prosecutions
In all of New Jersey, when you are charged with what New Jersey considers a lesser offense, you face what is known as “disorderly persons” prosecution. A disorderly persons offense is still a serious offense and can carry a sentence of up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. You want an experienced and aggressive lawyer to protect your constitutional rights.
At the Law Office of Matthew V. Portella, LLC, we have fought for the rights of criminal defendants in all of New Jersey for nearly two decades. We know that the criminal justice system can be frightening. We’ll cut through the confusion, carefully explaining the law and legal process, as well as your rights and options, using plain English so that you know where you stand.
You’ll never be left hanging, wondering about the status of your case. We’ll keep you fully informed of all developments so that you can make educated decisions about how you want to proceed.
Our Defense of Disorderly Persons Charges
We’ll be at your side throughout the criminal justice process, whether you are merely under investigation for criminal activity or have been arrested and charged. We will carefully investigate the facts of your case, interview witnesses, and review all police records so that we have a comprehensive understanding of the State’s case as well as your defense. Our attorney will prepare and file all necessary documents, and we’ll be your advocate in all hearings or proceedings.
We defend people charged with any type of disorderly persons or petty offense, including:
- Possession of fewer than 50 grams of marijuana
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Criminal harassment
- Simple assault
- Criminal mischief
- Ordinance violations
- Disorderly conduct
- Resisting arrest
With over 20 years of experience in all of New Jersey area, the Law Offices of Matthew V. Portella provides service in Audubon, Haddonfield, Bellmawr, Collingswood, Gloucester City, Cherry Hill, Camden, Lindenwold, Woodbury, Pennsauken, Maple Shade, Pine Hill, Marlton, Cinnaminson, New Jersey. Contact us at (856) 310-9800.