In the state of New Jersey , there are different felonies that constitute disorderly person (DP) offenses. These include shoplifting, simple assault, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, harassment, bad checks, lewdness, obstruction, possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Conviction of a disorderly person offense carries monetary fines and potential jail time. If a person is convicted of a DP offense in New Jersey , it becomes part of their permanent criminal record. A DP conviction effects a person's daily and family life when seeking employment, housing and in securing credit or student loans. For more information on disorderly person offenses in New Jersey , call our Cherry Hill -area law offices at 609-230-0374 or visit our website www.criminalcourtnj.com .
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