Friday, October 11, 2019

2C:20-11 Shoplifting

Shoplifting  2C:20-11 b
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www.njlaws.com/shoplifting.htm Shoplifting. Kenneth Vercammen's Law office represents individuals charged with criminal and serious traffic violations throughout New Jersey.

2C:20-11 Shoplifting.
   a.   Definitions.  The following definitions apply to this section:

   (1)   "Shopping cart"  means those push carts of the type or types which are commonly provided by grocery stores, drug stores or other retail mercantile establishments for the use of the public in transporting commodities in stores  and markets and, incidentally, from the stores to a place outside the store;

   (2)   "Store or other retail mercantile establishment"  means a place where merchandise is displayed, held, stored or sold or offered to the public for sale;

   (3)   "Merchandise"  means any goods, chattels, foodstuffs or wares of any type and description, regardless of the value thereof;

   (4)   "Merchant" means any owner or operator of any store or other retail mercantile establishment, or any agent, servant, employee, lessee, consignee, officer, director, franchisee or independent contractor of such owner or proprietor;

   (5)   "Person" means any individual or individuals, including an agent, servant or employee of a merchant where the facts of the situation so require;

   (6)   "Conceal" means to conceal merchandise so that, although there may be some notice of its presence, it is not visible through ordinary observation;

   (7)   "Full retail value" means the merchant's stated or advertised price of the merchandise;

   (8)   "Premises of a store or retail mercantile establishment" means and includes but is not limited to, the retail mercantile establishment; any common use areas in shopping centers and all parking areas set aside by a merchant or on behalf of a merchant for the parking of vehicles for the convenience of the patrons of such retail mercantile establishment;

   (9)   "Under-ring" means to cause the cash register or other sale recording device to reflect less than the full retail value of the merchandise;

   (10) "Antishoplifting or inventory control device countermeasure" means any item or device which is designed, manufactured, modified, or altered to defeat any antishoplifting or inventory control device;

   (11) "Organized retail theft enterprise" means any association of two or more persons who engage in the conduct of or are associated for the purpose of effectuating the transfer or sale of shoplifted merchandise.

   b.   Shoplifting.  Shoplifting shall consist of any one or more of the following acts:

   (1)   For any person purposely to take possession of, carry away, transfer or cause to be carried away or transferred, any merchandise displayed, held, stored or offered for sale by any store or other retail mercantile establishment with the intention of depriving the merchant of the possession, use or benefit of such merchandise or converting the same to the use of such person without paying to the merchant the full retail value thereof.

   (2)   For any person purposely to conceal upon his person or otherwise any merchandise offered for sale by any store or other retail mercantile establishment with the intention of depriving the merchant of the processes, use or benefit of such merchandise or converting the same to the use of such person without paying to the merchant the value thereof.

   (3)   For any person purposely to alter, transfer or remove any label, price tag or marking indicia of value or any other markings which aid in determining value affixed to any merchandise displayed, held, stored or offered for sale by any store or other retail mercantile establishment and to attempt to purchase such merchandise personally or in consort with another at less than the full retail value with the intention of depriving the merchant of all or some part of the value thereof.

   (4)   For any person purposely to transfer any merchandise displayed, held, stored or offered for sale by any store or other retail merchandise establishment from the container in or on which the same shall be displayed to any other container with intent to deprive the merchant of all or some part of the retail value thereof.

   (5)   For any person purposely to under-ring with the intention of depriving the merchant of the full retail value thereof.

   (6)   For any person purposely to remove a shopping cart from the premises of a store or other retail mercantile establishment without the consent of the  merchant given at the time of such removal with the intention of permanently depriving the merchant of the possession, use or benefit of such cart.

   c.   Gradation.  (1) Shoplifting constitutes a crime of the second degree under subsection b. of this section if the full retail value of the merchandise is  $75,000 or more, or the offense is committed in furtherance of or in conjunction with an organized retail theft enterprise and the full retail value of the merchandise is $1,000 or more.

   (2)   Shoplifting constitutes a crime of the third degree under subsection b. of this section if the full retail value of the merchandise exceeds $500 but is less than  $75,000, or the offense is committed in furtherance of or in conjunction with an organized retail theft enterprise and the full retail value of the merchandise is less than $1,000.

   (3)   Shoplifting constitutes a crime of the fourth degree under subsection b. of this section if the full retail value of the merchandise is at least $200 but does not exceed $500.

   (4)   Shoplifting is a disorderly persons offense under subsection b. of this section if the full retail value of the merchandise is less than $200.

   The value of the merchandise involved in a violation of this section may be aggregated in determining the grade of the offense where the acts or conduct constituting a violation were committed pursuant to one scheme or course of conduct, whether from the same person or several persons, or were committed in furtherance of or in conjunction with an organized retail theft enterprise.

   Additionally, notwithstanding the term of imprisonment provided in N.J.S.2C:43-6 or 2C :43-8, any person convicted of a shoplifting offense shall be sentenced to perform community service as follows:  for a first offense, at least ten days of community service;  for a second offense, at least 15 days of community service;  and for a third or subsequent offense, a maximum of 25 days of community service and any person convicted of a third or subsequent shoplifting offense shall serve a minimum term of imprisonment of not less than 90 days.

   d.   Presumptions.  Any person purposely concealing unpurchased merchandise of any store or other retail mercantile establishment, either on the premises or outside the premises of such store or other retail mercantile establishment, shall be prima facie presumed to have so concealed such merchandise with the intention of depriving the merchant of the possession, use or benefit of such merchandise without paying the full retail value thereof, and the finding of such merchandise concealed upon the person or among the belongings of such person shall be prima facie evidence of purposeful concealment; and if such person conceals, or causes to be concealed, such merchandise upon the person or among the belongings of another, the finding of the same shall also be prima facie evidence of willful concealment on the part of the person so concealing such merchandise.

   e.   A law enforcement officer, or a special officer, or a merchant, who has probable cause for believing that a person has willfully concealed unpurchased merchandise and that he can recover the merchandise by taking the person into custody, may, for the purpose of attempting to effect recovery thereof, take the person into custody and detain him in a reasonable manner for not more than a reasonable time, and the taking into custody by a law enforcement officer or special officer or merchant shall not render such person criminally or civilly liable in any manner or to any extent whatsoever.

   Any law enforcement officer may arrest without warrant any person he has probable cause for believing has committed the offense of shoplifting as defined in this section.

   A merchant who causes the arrest of a person for shoplifting, as provided for in this section, shall not be criminally or civilly liable in any manner or to any extent whatsoever where the merchant has probable cause for believing that the person arrested committed the offense of shoplifting.

   f.   Any person who possesses or uses any antishoplifting or inventory control device countermeasure within any store or other retail mercantile establishment is guilty of a disorderly persons offense.
Criminal Indictable and Disorderly Offense Penalties

Disorderly person criminal offenses- ex Simple Assault, shoplifting & cases in Municipal Court
                                Jail 2C: 43- 8       jail 6 month maximum 
                                                           probation 1-2 year                      
                                                           community service  180 days maximum  
                                                           mandatory costs, VCCB and other penalties
Disorderly- fines:          2C: 43- 3        $1,000 Fine  maximum               

         There are many other penalties that the court must impose in criminal cases.  There are dozens of other penalties a court can impose, depending on the type of matter.    

         Indictable Criminal Penalties    [Felony type]  [ Superior Court]
                                         Jail  potential      Fine max         Probation
         1st degree           10- 20 years            $200,000        [presumption of jail]
         2nd degree          5-10 years               $150,000        [presumption of jail]
         3rd degree           3- 5 years                $15,000          1 year- 5 year
         4th degree           0- 18 months           $10,000          1 year- 5 year

         There are many other penalties that the court must impose in criminal case.  There are dozens of other penalties a court can impose, depending on the type of matter.

         If you or a family member are charged with a criminal offense, you should retain an experienced criminal attorney to argue to reduce the penalties!  

Research by:    KENNETH VERCAMMEN & ASSOCIATES, PC
ATTORNEY AT LAW
 2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817
(Phone) 732-572-0500
More information on Fines, jail and penalties on website: www.njlaws.com
                                                                                                  


d. Presumptions.  Any person purposely concealing uppercased merchandise of any store or other retail mercantile establishment, either on the premises or outside the premises of such store or other retail mercantile establishment, shall be prima facie presumed to have so concealed such merchandise with the intention of depriving the merchant of the possession, use or benefit of such merchandise without paying the full retail value thereof, and the finding of such merchandise concealed upon the person or among the belongings of such person shall be prima facie evidence of purposeful concealment; and if such person conceals, or causes to be concealed, such merchandise upon the person or among the belongings of another, the finding of the same shall also be prima facie evidence of willful concealment on the part of the person so concealing such merchandise.

  Kenneth Vercammen was the NJ State Bar Municipal Court Attorney of the Year and past president of the Middlesex County Municipal Prosecutor's Association.

 He is the past chair of the NJ State Bar Association Municipal Court Section. He is the Deputy chair of the ABA Criminal Law committee, GP Division.
       
KENNETH  VERCAMMEN  ATTORNEY AT LAW 
2053 Woodbridge Ave. Edison, NJ 08817      732-572-0500

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

2C:33-2.1 Loitering to Obtain or Distribute CDS drugs

2C:33-2.1 Loitering to Obtain or Distribute CDS drugs
Kenneth Vercammen's Law office represents individuals charged with criminal and serious traffic violations throughout New Jersey.
Loitering to obtain or distribute CDS 2C:33-2.1.
                                                                                                                         
          Sometimes we try to convince prosecutor to change a drug possession charge to Loitering because there is no mandatory license suspension.

"Public place" defined; Loitering to obtain or distribute CDS is a disorderly persons offense 1. a. As used in this section:
"Public place" means any place to which the public has access, including but not limited to a public street, road, thoroughfare, sidewalk, bridge, alley, plaza, park, recreation or shopping area, public transportation facility, vehicle used for public transportation, parking lot, public library or any other public building, structure or area. 
More info at http://www.njlaws.com/loitering_to_obtain_or_distribute_cds.htm
b. A person, whether on foot or in a motor vehicle, commits a disorderly persons offense if (1) he wanders, remains or prowls in a public place with the purpose of unlawfully obtaining or distributing a controlled dangerous substance or controlled substance analog; and (2) engages in conduct that, under the circumstances, manifests a purpose to obtain or distribute a qcontrolled dangerous substance or controlled substance analog.
c. Conduct that may, where warranted under the circumstances, be deemed adequate to manifest a purpose to obtain or distribute a controlled dangerous substance or controlled substance analog includes, but is not limited to, conduct such as the following:
(1) Repeatedly beckoning to or stopping pedestrians or motorists in a public place;
(2) Repeatedly passing objects to or receiving objects from pedestrians or motorists in a public place;
(3) 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.
d. The element of the offense described in paragraph (1) of subsection b. of this section may not be established solely by proof that the actor engaged in the conduct that is used to satisfy the element described in paragraph (2) of subsection b. of this section.

Disorderly person criminal offenses- ex Simple Assault, shoplifting & cases in Municipal Court
Jail 2C: 43- 8            jail  6 month maximum 
                                probation 1-2 year max                                                           
                                community service  180 days maximum  
                               
Disorderly- fines:    $1,000 Fine  maximum  under 2C: 43- 3
                                    plus mandatory costs, VCCO and other penalties                          
         There are many other penalties that the court must impose in criminal cases, including DNA testing.  There are dozens of other penalties a court can impose, depending on the type of matter.         
         Drug offenses: in addition to above penalties, mandatory minimum $500 DEDR penalty, mandatory lab fee and other court costs over $200, mandatory 6 month- 2 year loss of license, plus usual Probation, drug testing, DNA testing and other penalties. If attorney's Conditional Discharge motion is granted for first time offender. penalty can be reduced. In certain drug cases, the fine can be up to $75,000. 


Consequences of a Criminal conviction

1 You will have a criminal record
2 You may go to Jail or Prison.
3. You will have to pay Fines and Court Costs.
4. You could be put on Probation for up to five years.
5. You must wait 3-5  years to expunge a first offense. 2C:52-3
6. In Drug Cases, a mandatory DEDR penalty of $500-$1,000, and lose your driver's license for 6 months - 2years.
7 When you are on Probation or Parole, you will have to submit to random drug and urine testing. If you violate Probation, you often go to jail.
8. You may be required to do Community Service.
9 You lose the presumption against incarceration in future cases. 2C:44-10 You must pay restitution if the court finds there is a victim who has suffered a loss and if the court finds that you are able or will be able in the future to pay restitution.
10. Future employers may not hire you because you have a criminal record. If you are a public office holder or employee, you can be required to forfeit your office or job by virtue of your plea of guilty and may be barred from any future city, state, federal or school employment
11. If you are not a United States citizen or national, you may be removed/deported by virtue of your plea of guilty or prevented from citizenship.

       The defense of a person charged with a criminal offense is not impossible. There are a number of viable defenses and arguments, which can be pursued to achieve a successful result. Advocacy, commitment, and persistence are essential to defending a client accused of a criminal offense.

Kenneth Vercammen's Law office represents individuals charged with criminal, drug offenses, and serious traffic violations throughout New Jersey. Our office helps people with traffic/ municipal court tickets including drivers charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Refusal and Driving While Suspended.

Kenneth Vercammen was the NJ State Bar Municipal Court Attorney of the Year and past president of the Middlesex County Municipal Prosecutors Association.

Criminal and Motor vehicle violations can cost you. Don't give up! The Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen can provide experienced attorney representation for criminal motor vehicle violations.

When your job or drivers license is in jeopardy or you are facing thousands of dollars in fines, DMV surcharges and car insurance increases, you need excellent legal representation. The least expensive attorney is not always the answer. Schedule an appointment if you need experienced legal representation in a traffic/municipal court matter. 

Our website www.njlaws.com provides information on traffic offenses we can be retained to represent people. Our website also provides details on jail terms for traffic violations and car insurance eligibility points. Car insurance companies increase rates or drop customers based on moving violations.
Contact the Law Office of
Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, P.C.
at 732-572-0500
for an appointment.
KENNETH VERCAMMEN & ASSOCIATES, PC
ATTORNEY AT LAW
2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817

2C:17-3 Criminal mischief

2C:17-3  Criminal mischief
4th degree  0- 18 months       $10,000             1 year- 5 year
3rd degree  3- 5 years           $15,000             1 year- 5 year

2C:17-3 a. Offense defined. A person is guilty of criminal mischief if he:

(1)Purposely or knowingly damages tangible property of another or damages tangible property of another recklessly or negligently in the employment of fire, explosives or other dangerous means listed in subsection a. of N.J.S.2C:17-2; or

(2)Purposely, knowingly or recklessly tampers with tangible property of another so as to endanger person or property, including the damaging or destroying of a rental premises by a tenant in retaliation for institution of eviction proceedings.

b.Grading. (1) Criminal mischief is a crime of the third degree if the actor purposely or knowingly causes pecuniary loss of $2,000.00 or more.

(2)Criminal mischief is a crime of the fourth degree if the actor causes pecuniary loss in excess of $500.00 but less than $2000.00.  It is a disorderly persons offense if the actor causes pecuniary loss of $500.00 or less.

(3)Criminal mischief is a crime of the third degree if the actor damages, defaces, eradicates, alters, receives, releases or causes the loss of any research property used by the research facility, or otherwise causes physical disruption to the functioning of the research facility. The term "physical disruption" does not include any lawful activity that results from public, governmental, or research facility employee reaction to the disclosure of information about the research facility.

(4)Criminal mischief is a crime of the fourth degree if the actor damages, removes or impairs the operation of any device, including, but not limited to, a sign, signal, light or other equipment, which serves to regulate or ensure the safety of air traffic at any airport, landing field, landing strip, heliport, helistop or any other aviation facility; however, if the damage, removal or impediment of the device recklessly causes bodily injury or damage to property, the actor is guilty of a crime of the third degree, or if it recklessly causes a death, the actor is guilty of a crime of the second degree.

(5)Criminal mischief is a crime of the fourth degree if the actor interferes or tampers with any airport, landing field, landing strip, heliport, helistop or any other aviation facility; however if the interference or tampering with the airport, landing field, landing strip, heliport, helistop or other aviation facility recklessly causes bodily injury or damage to property, the actor is guilty of a crime of the third degree, or if it recklessly causes a death, the actor is guilty of a crime of the second degree.

(6)Criminal mischief is a crime of the third degree if the actor tampers with a grave, crypt, mausoleum or other site where human remains are stored or interred, with the purpose to desecrate, destroy or steal such human remains or any part thereof.

(7)Criminal mischief is a crime of the third degree if the actor purposely or knowingly causes a substantial interruption or impairment of public communication, transportation, supply of water, oil, gas or power, or other public service.  Criminal mischief is a crime of the second degree if the substantial interruption or impairment recklessly causes death.

(8)Criminal mischief is a crime of the fourth degree if the actor purposely or knowingly breaks, digs up, obstructs or otherwise tampers with any pipes or mains for conducting gas, oil or water, or any works erected for supplying buildings with gas, oil or water, or any appurtenances or appendages therewith connected, or injures, cuts, breaks down, destroys or otherwise tampers with any electric light wires, poles or appurtenances, or any telephone, telecommunications, cable television or telegraph wires, lines, cable or appurtenances.

c.A person convicted of an offense of criminal mischief that involves an act of graffiti may, in addition to any other penalty imposed by the court, be required to pay to the owner of the damaged property monetary restitution in the amount of the pecuniary damage caused by the act of graffiti and to perform community service, which shall include removing the graffiti from the property, if appropriate.  If community service is ordered, it shall be for either not less than 20 days or not less than the number of days necessary to remove the graffiti from the property.

d.As used in this section:

"Act of graffiti" means the drawing, painting or making of any mark or inscription on public or private real or personal property without the permission of the owner.

e.A person convicted of an offense of criminal mischief that involves the damaging or destroying of a rental premises by a tenant in retaliation for institution of eviction proceedings, may, in addition to any other penalty imposed by the court, be required to pay to the owner of the property monetary restitution in the amount of the pecuniary damage caused by the damage or destruction.

   Criminal Indictable and Disorderly Offense  Penalties

Disorderly person criminal offenses- ex Simple Assault, shoplifting & cases in Municipal Court
Jail 2C: 43- 8            jail  6 month maximum 
                                probation 1-2 year max                                         
                                community service  180 days maximum  
                               
Disorderly- fines:    $1,000 Fine  maximum under 2C: 43- 3
                                    plus mandatory costs, VCCO and other penalties                          
         There are many other penalties that the court must impose in criminal cases, including DNA testing.  There are dozens of other penalties a court can impose, depending on the type of matter.         
         Drug offenses: in addition to above penalties, mandatory minimum $500 DEDR penalty, mandatory lab fee and other court costs over $200, mandatory 6 month- 2 year loss of license, plus usual Probation, drug testing, DNA testing and other penalties. If attorney's Conditional Discharge motion is granted for first time offender. penalty can be reduced. In certain drug cases, the fine can be up to $75,000. 

-Petty Disorderly person- 30 days jail   maximum
Petty DP $500 max Fine, VCCB and other penalties

         Indictable Crime Penalties    [Felony type]  [ Superior Court]
                  Jail potential        Fine max            Probation
1st degree  10- 20 years       $200,000           [presumption of jail]
2nd degree5-10 years         $150,000           [presumption of jail]
3rd degree  3- 5 years           $15,000             1 year- 5 year
4th degree  0- 18 months       $10,000             1 year- 5 year

  There are dozens of other penalties a court can impose, depending on the type of matter. Read www.njlaws.com/jail_for_crimes_and_disorderly_conduct.html

         If you or a family member are charged with a criminal offense, you should retain an experienced criminal attorney to argue to reduce the penalties!  

Research by:  KENNETH VERCAMMEN & ASSOCIATES, PC
ATTORNEY AT LAW
 2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817
(Phone) 732-572-0500
More information on Fines, jail and penalties on website: www.njlaws.com 
[Copyright 2019  Vercammen Law   Fines, Jail penalty criminal]                                                                                                     
Kenneth Vercammen’s office represents persons charged with Serious Traffic offenses. Criminal and Motor vehicle violations are expensive.  If convicted, you will have to pay high fines in court, face probation, and other serious penalties that may effect future employment.
         
You should consider hiring a Certified Municipal Court Law Attorney such as Kenneth Vercammen to Represent you . Very few attorneys in New Jersey have been able to pass the rigid test to be recognized by the Supreme Court as a Certified Municipal Court Law Attorney.
         
When your job or driver's license is in jeopardy or you are facing thousands of dollars in penalties you need excellent legal representation. The cheap attorney is never the answer. Schedule a free in-office consultation if you need experienced legal representation in a traffic/municipal court matter.
         
Our website www.njlaws.comprovides details on jail terms for criminal offenses and other traffic matters. Call the Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen a to schedule a free in-office consultation to hire a trial attorney for Criminal/ DWI/ Municipal Court Traffic/ Drug offenses.  Please call us to schedule an appointment if you need experienced legal representation in a criminal matter. Save this letter for future reference.
         Kenneth Vercammen, Certified Criminal Trial Attorney
         Past NJSBA “Municipal Court Attorney of the Year”
Former Prosecutor of Cranbury Municipal Court 
and co-Author of: ABA  "Handling Drug and DWI Cases." 
Celebrating 30+ years of providing excellent service to clients since 1985. We fight to win!

2C:18-3 Unlicensed entry of structures; defiant trespasser; peering into dwelling places; defenses

2C:18-3  Unlicensed entry of structures; defiant trespasser; peering into dwelling places; defenses
2C:18-3. a. Unlicensed entry of structures.  A person commits an offense if, knowing that he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he enters or surreptitiously remains in any research facility, structure, or separately secured or occupied portion thereof, or in or upon utility company property, or in the sterile area or operational area of an airport. An offense under this subsection is a crime of the fourth degree if it is committed in a school or on school property.  The offense is a crime of the fourth degree if it is committed in a dwelling.  An offense under this section is a crime of the fourth degree if it is committed in a research facility, power generation facility, waste treatment facility, public sewage facility, water treatment facility, public water facility, nuclear electric generating plant or any facility which stores, generates or handles any hazardous chemical or chemical compounds.  An offense under this subsection is a crime of the fourth degree if it is committed in or upon utility company property.  An offense under this subsection is a crime of the fourth degree if it is committed in the sterile area or operational area of an airport.  Otherwise it is a disorderly persons offense.

 2C:18-3C Peering into victims windows

b.Defiant trespasser.  A person commits a petty disorderly persons offense if, knowing that he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he enters or remains in any place as to which notice against trespass is given by:

(1)Actual communication to the actor; or

(2)Posting in a manner prescribed by law or reasonably likely to come to the attention of intruders; or

(3)Fencing or other enclosure manifestly designed to exclude intruders.

c.Peering into windows or other openings of dwelling places. A person commits a crime of the fourth degree if, knowing that he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he peers into a window or other opening of a dwelling or other structure adapted for overnight accommodation for the purpose of invading the privacy of another person and under circumstances in which a reasonable person in the dwelling or other structure would not expect to be observed.

d.Defenses.  It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under this section that:

(1)A structure involved in an offense under subsection a. was abandoned;

(2)The structure was at the time open to members of the public and the actor complied with all lawful conditions imposed on access to or remaining in the structure; or

(3)The actor reasonably believed that the owner of the structure, or other person empowered to license access thereto, would have licensed him to enter or remain, or, in the case of subsection c. of this section, to peer.

   Criminal Indictable and Disorderly Offense  Penalties

Disorderly person criminal offenses- ex Simple Assault, shoplifting & cases in Municipal Court
Jail 2C: 43- 8            jail  6 month maximum 
                                probation 1-2 year max                                         
                                community service  180 days maximum  
                               
Disorderly- fines:    $1,000 Fine  maximum under 2C: 43- 3
                                    plus mandatory costs, VCCO and other penalties                          
         There are many other penalties that the court must impose in criminal cases, including DNA testing.  There are dozens of other penalties a court can impose, depending on the type of matter.         
         Drug offenses: in addition to above penalties, mandatory minimum $500 DEDR penalty, mandatory lab fee and other court costs over $200, mandatory 6 month- 2 year loss of license, plus usual Probation, drug testing, DNA testing and other penalties. If attorney's Conditional Discharge motion is granted for first time offender. penalty can be reduced. In certain drug cases, the fine can be up to $75,000. 

-Petty Disorderly person- 30 days jail   maximum
Petty DP $500 max Fine, VCCB and other penalties

         Indictable Crime Penalties    [Felony type]  [ Superior Court]
                  Jail potential        Fine max            Probation
1st degree  10- 20 years       $200,000           [presumption of jail]
2nd degree5-10 years         $150,000           [presumption of jail]
3rd degree  3- 5 years           $15,000             1 year- 5 year
4th degree  0- 18 months       $10,000             1 year- 5 year

  There are dozens of other penalties a court can impose, depending on the type of matter. Read www.njlaws.com/jail_for_crimes_and_disorderly_conduct.html

         If you or a family member are charged with a criminal offense, you should retain an experienced criminal attorney to argue to reduce the penalties!  

Research by:  KENNETH VERCAMMEN & ASSOCIATES, PC
ATTORNEY AT LAW
 2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817
(Phone) 732-572-0500
More information on Fines, jail and penalties on website: www.njlaws.com 
[Copyright 2019  Vercammen Law   Fines, Jail penalty criminal]                                                                                                     
Kenneth Vercammen’s office represents persons charged with Serious Traffic offenses. Criminal and Motor vehicle violations are expensive.  If convicted, you will have to pay high fines in court, face probation, and other serious penalties that may effect future employment.
         
You should consider hiring a Certified Municipal Court Law Attorney such as Kenneth Vercammen to Represent you . Very few attorneys in New Jersey have been able to pass the rigid test to be recognized by the Supreme Court as a Certified Municipal Court Law Attorney.
         
When your job or driver's license is in jeopardy or you are facing thousands of dollars in penalties you need excellent legal representation. The cheap attorney is never the answer. Schedule a free in-office consultation if you need experienced legal representation in a traffic/municipal court matter.
         
Our website www.njlaws.comprovides details on jail terms for criminal offenses and other traffic matters. Call the Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen a to schedule a free in-office consultation to hire a trial attorney for Criminal/ DWI/ Municipal Court Traffic/ Drug offenses.  Please call us to schedule an appointment if you need experienced legal representation in a criminal matter. Save this letter for future reference.
         Kenneth Vercammen, Certified Criminal Trial Attorney
         Past NJSBA “Municipal Court Attorney of the Year”
Former Prosecutor of Cranbury Municipal Court 
and co-Author of: ABA  "Handling Drug and DWI Cases." 
Celebrating 30+ years of providing excellent service to clients since 1985. We fight to win!
For information on points, fines, jail and suspension for this violation, go to KennethVercammen.com/traffic_minimum_penalties.htm