FAQs | Criminal Offenses, Fines & Penalties | Toms River Attorney

 
Home – Traffic Tickets, DWI & Municipal Court · Traffic Tickets – Fines & Penalties · 
Criminal Offenses – Fines & Penalties · Municipal Courts of Ocean County, NJ ·
FAQs – Municipal Court

 

 

What are the fines and penalties for the most common criminal offenses that are tried in municipal court?

 

NOTE: This page is for general information only and is not to be relied upon. Fines and penalties are amended periodically. There also could be additional fines and surcharges not listed here. You should consult one of our Toms River lawyers if you are charged with a traffic ticket, motor vehicle, or municipal offense.

  • Simple Assault (N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1)
    • $1,000.00 fine;
    • Imprisonment not exceeding 6 months;
    • $50.00 penalty to VCCB (Victims of Crime Compensation Board);
    • $75.00 penalty to SNSF (Safe Neighborhood Services Fund);
    • Possible community service;
    • Possible probation period; and
    • Court costs
  • Simple Assault – mutual assent (N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1)
    • $500.00 fine;
    • Imprisonment not exceeding 30 days;
    • $50.00 penalty to VCCB (Victims of Crime Compensation Board);
    • $75.00 penalty to SNSF (Safe Neighborhood Services Fund);
    • Possible community service;
    • Possible probation period; and
    • Court costs
  • Criminal mischief – pecuniary/financial loss of $500.00 or less (N.J.S.A. 2C:17-3)
    • $1,000.00 fine;
    • Imprisonment not exceeding 6 months;
    • $50.00 penalty to VCCB (Victims of Crime Compensation Board);
    • $75.00 penalty to SNSF (Safe Neighborhood Services Fund);
    • Possible community service;
    • Possible probation period; and
    • Court costs
  • Trespass – under certain circumstances (N.J.S.A. 2C:18-3)
    • $500.00 to $1,000.00 fine;
    • Imprisonment from 30 days to 6 months;
    • $50.00 penalty to VCCB (Victims of Crime Compensation Board);
    • $75.00 penalty to SNSF (Safe Neighborhood Services Fund);
    • Possible community service;
    • Possible probation period; and
    • Court costs
  • Shoplifting – full retail value of merchandise less than $200.00 (N.J.S.A. 2C:20-11)
    • $1,000.00 fine;
    • Imprisonment not exceeding 6 months
      • Third or subsequent offense – minimum term of imprisonment of not less than 90 days
    • $50.00 penalty to VCCB (Victims of Crime Compensation Board);
    • $75.00 penalty to SNSF (Safe Neighborhood Services Fund);
    • Possible probation period;
    • Court costs; and
    • Community service
      • First offense – at least 10 days
      • Second offense – at least 15 days
      • Third or subsequent offense – maximum of 25 days
  • Obstruction of justice (N.J.S.A. 2C:29-1A)
    • $1,000.00 fine;
    • Imprisonment not exceeding 6 months;
    • $50.00 penalty to VCCB (Victims of Crime Compensation Board);
    • $75.00 penalty to SNSF (Safe Neighborhood Services Fund);
    • Possible community service;
    • Possible probation period; and
    • Court costs
  • Resisting arrest (N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2(a)(1))
    • $1,000.00 fine;
    • Imprisonment not exceeding 6 months;
    • $50.00 penalty to VCCB (Victims of Crime Compensation Board);
    • $75.00 penalty to SNSF (Safe Neighborhood Services Fund);
    • Possible community service;
    • Possible probation period; and
    • Court costs
  • Hindering apprehension or prosecution – under certain circumstances (N.J.S.A. 2C:29-3)
    • $1,000.00 fine;
    • Imprisonment not exceeding 6 months;
    • $50.00 penalty to VCCB (Victims of Crime Compensation Board);
    • $75.00 penalty to SNSF (Safe Neighborhood Services Fund);
    • Possible community service;
    • Possible probation period; and
    • Court costs
  • Disorderly conduct – fighting/offensive language (N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2)
    • $500.00 fine;
    • Imprisonment not exceeding 30 days;
    • $50.00 penalty to VCCB (Victims of Crime Compensation Board);
    • $75.00 penalty to SNSF (Safe Neighborhood Services Fund);
    • Possible community service;
    • Possible probation period; and
    • Court costs
  • Harassment (N.J.S.A. 2C-33-4)
    • $500.00 fine;
    • Imprisonment not exceeding 30 days;
    • $50.00 penalty to VCCB (Victims of Crime Compensation Board);
    • $75.00 penalty to SNSF (Safe Neighborhood Services Fund);
    • Possible community service;
    • Possible probation period; and
    • Court costs
  • Underage possession/consumption of alcohol (N.J.S.A. 2C:33-15)
    • $500.00 to $1,000.00 fine;
    • Imprisonment not exceeding 6 months;
    • $50.00 penalty to VCCB (Victims of Crime Compensation Board);
    • $75.00 penalty to SNSF (Safe Neighborhood Services Fund);
    • Possible community service;
    • Possible probation period;
    • Court costs;
    • If committed in a motor vehicle
      • Suspension or postponement of driving privileges for 6 months
    • Possible alcohol education or treatment program
  • Possession/under the influence of a controlled substance (Possession of marijuana) – 50 grams or less (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10)
    • $1,000.00 fine;
    • Imprisonment not exceeding 6 months;
    • $50.00 penalty to VCCB (Victims of Crime Compensation Board);
    • $75.00 penalty to SNSF (Safe Neighborhood Services Fund);
    • Possible community service;
    • Possible probation period;
    • Court costs;
    • While on school property or school bus or within 1,000 feet of school property or school bus and not sentenced to a term of imprisonment
      • Community service not less than 100 hours; and
    • Additional penalty equal to three times the street value of the controlled dangerous substance or controlled substance analog

BACK to Traffic Tickets, DWI (DUI) & Municipal Court

BACK to FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

NOTE: This page is for general information only and is not to be relied upon. Fines and penalties are amended periodically. There also could be additional fines and surcharges not listed here. You should consult one of our Toms River attorneys if you are charged with a traffic ticket, motor vehicle, or municipal offense.