Disorderly conduct, referred to as disturbing the peace or breach of peace, is divided into two types in New Jersey. The first is improper behavior and the second is offensive language. Each has their own set of penalties and consequences associated with them.
The effects of disorderly conduct vary greatly depending on the type of charge you are given and whether it is considered a petty disorderly conduct charge or a disorderly conduct charge. However, both types leave a permanent mark on your record and should be treated seriously.
Domestic violence is a serious issue that can change a person's life if charged and found guilty of this crime. When convicted of domestic violence, you will be unwelcome in many establishments. Persons convicted of domestic violence may find it difficult to become employed, find a place to live, and can be required to be listed under the domestic violence registry, which was created by the Violence Against Women Act. Being in this registry means you are classified as an abuser and will not be permitted to own a gun.