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Denville Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Defend You Against Charges for Disorderly Persons Offenses, Traffic Violations & DWI Offenses

A conviction for a disorderly persons offense or a DWI offense in New Jersey could damage your future opportunities. That’s why it is so important for you to have qualified legal counsel on your side if you face criminal charges, traffic charges , or drunk driving charges in Morris County, New Jersey. James Porfido, of Counsel with Einhorn Barbarito Attorneys at Law, is a skilled criminal defense lawyer who represents clients in Mount Olive Township Municipal Court, Roxbury Township Municipal Court, Montville Municipal Court, and every other municipal court in Morris County, NJ.

The reality is that a conviction for a disorderly persons offense in municipal court could leave you with a criminal record that haunts you for a very long time. Even a traffic conviction – especially if it’s for a DWI offense – could cause serious problems for you because your driver’s license may be suspended. Attorney Porfido has been Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, so you can count on him to fight on your behalf in the courtroom and help you beat the charges. He will also be a strong advocate for you outside the courtroom, working hard to protect your legal rights and to negotiate the best possible outcome to your case.

If you have been charged with a disorderly persons offense, petty disorderly persons offense, municipal ordinance violation, traffic offense, or DUI offense in Morris County, NJ, James M. Porfido, of Counsel with Einhorn Barbarito Attorneys at Law can help you. Call 973-828-0998, or fill out the online form , to schedule a free initial consultation at the law firm’s conveniently located office in Denville, New Jersey.

Disorderly Persons Offenses in NJ

Simple Assault – N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(a)

Simple Possession of Less Than 50 Grams of Marijuana – N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)(4)

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2

Shoplifting – N.J.S.A. 2C:20-11

Receiving Stolen Property – N.J.S.A. 2C:20-7(a)

Bad Checks – N.J.S.A. 2C:21-5
Disorderly Conduct – N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2
Resisting Arrest – N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2

Criminal Mischief – N.J.S.A. 2C:17-3

Trespassing – N.J.S.A. 2C:18-3
Harassment – N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4
Lewdness – N.J.S.A. 2C:14-4
Obstruction – N.J.S.A. 2C:29-1
Hindering Apprehension – N.J.S.A. 2C:29-3
Possession of a Hypodermic Needle or Syringe – N.J.S.A. 2C:36-6
Prostitution – N.J.S.A. 2C:34-1
New Jersey Traffic Violations and Statutes
39:3-4 Vehicle Registration Required
39:3-9a Failure to Notify of Name Change; Failure to Sign License
39:3-10 Driver’s License Required
A license or permit required to operate a motor vehicle.
39:3-11 Failure to Comply with Restriction Codes
A license was granted with reasonable conditions placed on the applicant such as the use of eyeglasses.
39:3-17.1 Continuation of Non-Resident Driving Privilege
Non-resident privilege ends 60 days after becoming resident.
39:3-29 Failure to Exhibit Documents
39:3-32 Lost, Damaged or Defaced License Place to be Replaced
Must be reported to DMV and replaced within 24 hours.
39:3-33 Display of License plates
39:3-36 Failure to Notify of Address Change
DMV to be notified within 1 week of change of address.
39:3-40 Driving While Suspended
No person shall operate a vehicle whose license privilege has been revoked.
Penalties for Violation of 39:3-40
39:3-44 Unsafe Vehicle
A vehicle in such condition as to endanger or likely to endanger a person or property shall not be driven, moved or parked on a highway.
39:3-47 Lighted Lamps Required
39:3-50 Color of Lamps
39:3-60 Improper Use of Multiple Beam Headlights
High beams not to be used within 500 feet of other vehicles.
39:3-66 Maintenance of Lamps
All lamps must be kept clean and in good working order.
39:3-69 Horn and/or Audible Warning Device
Every motor vehicle shall be equipped with a horn audible from a distance of not less than 200 feet used only when necessary to ensure safe operation.
39:3-70 Loud, Defective or No Muffler
39:3-71 Mirrors
Every passenger vehicle manufactured after 1/1/65 to be equipped with interior and driver’s side mirror.
39:3-72 Tires
Unsafe tire – any exposed ply or cord, any bump, bulge, knot or excessive tread wear.
39:3074 Windshields
39:3-75 Safety Glass
Vehicle shall not be driven with unduly fractured, discolored or deteriorated safety glass.
39:3-76.2a Child Restraints
Children up to 8 years shall be secured in a rear set with a federally approved child restraint system.
39:3-76.2f Required Wearing of Seat Belts
Every driver and front seat passenger of a passenger automobile shall wear a properly adjusted and fastened seat belt.
39:3-77 Unapproved Equipment or Devices
No person shall sell, offer or use any unapproved device or equipment for use on a motor vehicle.
39:3-79.1 Mud Flaps
Any bus, truck, full trailer or semi trailer exceeding a gross weight of 3 tons must be equipped with a rear wheel dirt flap.
39:3-81 Use of Studded Tires
Use of studded tires approved between 14 November and 1 April or as determined by director.
39:4-10 Lamps and Reflectors on Bicycles
Bicycles, when operated at night, shall be equipped with a lamp on the front which shall emit a white light visible at a distance of 500 feet. They shall also be equipped with a red lamp at the rear visible at a distance of 500 feet.
39:4-11 Audible Signal on Bicycles
No bicycle shall be operated unless it is equipped with a bell or other device capable of giving a signal audible for a distance of at least 100 feet.
39:4-12 Improper Riding on Bicycle
A person on a bicycle shall not ride or carry another passenger on anything but a permanent and regular seat attached to the bicycle.
39:4-14 Hitching on Vehicles Prohibited
39:4-14.1 Rights and Duties of Bicycle Rider
Bicycle rider to comply with applicable provisions of Title 39.
39:4-32 Improper Crossing of Roadway by Pedestrian
39:4-34 Pedestrian to Use Crosswalk
39:4-35 Pedestrians Right to Complete Crossing
Non-operator of a vehicle shall fail to give the right of way to a pedestrian at a crosswalk where the pedestrian has begun his crossing properly.
39:4-46a Display of Name and Address
39:4-46b Display of GVWR
Vehicles over 26,000 pounds are to display a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.
39:4-48 Owners of Consent to Use Motor Vehicle
No person shall operate or use a motor vehicle without the permission of the owner.
39:4-49 Tampering with a Motor Vehicle
No person shall tamper or interfere with a vehicle or put its engine in motion while it is standing without the permission of the owner.
39:4-49.1 Operating with Drugs in Possession or in Motor Vehicle
No person shall operate a vehicle on any highway while knowingly having in their possession any CDS as defined in schedules I, II, III, IV or V.
39:4-50 Driving While Intoxicate/Allowing Another to Operate
Penalties for Violation of 39:40-50
39:4-50.2 Consent to Taking Breath Samples
39:4-51a Consumption of Alcohol in Vehicle
39:4-52 Racing on Highway
39:4-53 Leaving Engine Running
No person shall leave a vehicle on a highway with its engine running and unoccupied by someone capable to control it.
39:4-56 Delaying of Traffic
No person shall drive or conduct a vehicle in such condition so constructed or so leaded to be likely to cause delay in traffic.
39:4-56.5 Abandonment of Vehicle
A vehicle which has remained on highway or the property in excess of 48 hours or without current license plates for any period.
39:4-56.6 Parking on Private Property without Consent
39:4-57 Failure to Comply with Directions of Officer
Drivers or vehicle shall, at times, comply with the direction by voice or hand of a police officer.
39:4-58 Driving with View Obstructed
39:4-59 Begging Rides Prohibited
39:4-60 Soliciting Trade or Contributions Prohibited
39:4-61 Tailboard Riding
39:4-63 Placing Injurious Substance on Roadway
Any glass, other sharp, injurious or cutting substance.
39:4-64 Littering
No person shall drop any bundle, object, article or debris of any nature from a vehicle, whether in motion or not, when such vehicle is on the highway.
39:4-67 Obstructing Passage of Other Vehicles
39:4-69 Riding on Parts Not Intended for Passengers
39:4-71 Driving on Sidewalk
39:4-77 Loading so as to Spill
A load which extends above the height of sides or tailgate of a vehicle shall be covered by a tarpaulin or other cover.
39:4-80 Traffic Control by Officers
39:4-81 Disregard of Traffic Control Device
39:4-82 Keeping to Right
39:4-85 Improper Passing
39:4-86 Driving to Left of Center Line
39:4-88 Traffic on Marked Lanes
39:4-89 Following Too Closely
39:4-90 Right of Way at Intersections
39:4-92 Clearance for Authorized Emergency Vehicle
39:4-96 Reckless Driving
A person who drives a vehicle heedlessly, in a willful or wanton disregard of the rights of safety of others in a manner so as to endanger or likely to endanger person or property.
39:4-97 Careless Driving
A person who drives carelessly or without due caution and circumspection in a manner so as to endanger or likely to endanger person or property.
39:4-97a Destruction of Agricultural or Recreational Property
39:4-97.1 Impeding Slow Speed Prohibited
39:4-98 Speeding
39:4-11.5b Right Turn at Red Signal
Must come to a complete stop and yield to all traffic and pedestrians before proceeding.
39:4-123 Right and Left Hand Turns
39:4-123 Marked Turning Courses
39:4-125 Improper U-Turns
39:4-126 Failure to Signal Turn
39:4-127 Improper Backing or Turning in Street
39:4-128.1 Passed Stopped School Bus
There shall be a rebuttable presumption that the registered owner of the vehicle which was involved was the person who committed the act.
39:4-129 Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Penalties for Violation of 39:4-129
39:4-135 Improper Parking
39:4-136 Parking on Highway
39:4-137 Parking Brake to be Set
39:4-138 Parking Prohibitions
39:4-144 Failure to Stop and Yield
39:4-183.3 Display of Unauthorized Traffic Signals
39:5-35 Failure to Surrender Suspended Drivers License
39:6B-2 Uninsured Vehicle
Vehicle registered or principally garaged in NJ
Penalties for Violation of 39:6B-2
39:8-1 Failure to Inspect
39:8-4 Failure to Make Repairs or Re-Inspect
39:8-6 Failure to Display Inspection Sticker
39:8-9 Refusal to Inspect
NJSA Point Schedule for NJ Traffic Tickets
New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway


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“Mr. Porfido came highly recommended to me when I found myself in need of representation in Federal court. I was impressed by his legal skill & knowledge. It was also apparent to me through this process that he was highly respected by his peers.”


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