Belmar Seafood Festival Will Bring Large Crowds

With Large Crowds and Traffic, Belmar Police Will See Disorderly Conduct

Belmar, this weekend, will host the 26th Annual Seafood Festival, which is sure to bring large crowds and possibly disorderly conduct. Anytime large crowds gather, Belmar police are on high alert. Disorderly conduct is a “catch all” charge that can be written to abate a lot of different types of behavior. In general, disorderly conduct is written in Belmar when there is a disturbance of the public peace. Disorderly conduct can mean, fighting, threatening, using loud and offensive behavior, and other disturbances. If you are charged with disorderly conduct in Belmar during the seafood festival, you may face a fine of $500.00, possible jail time, and fines and other penalties.

Heavy Traffic At Seafood Festival May Lead To Motor Vehicle Violations In Belmar

Due the amount of motor vehicle traffic, Belmar will most likely see an increase in traffic violations during the Seafood Festival. Police officers may write charges for failing to yield to a pedestrian, speeding, failure to observe traffic signs, and even careless or reckless driving. These are very common offenses and you may have the opportunity to mitigate the penalties of each in a court appearance. Many of the offenses come with drivers license points which can have an adverse effect on your car insurance premiums.

Call Villani & DeLuca If You Have Been Charged With Disorderly Conduct In Belmar

You do not have to plead guilty and pay a fine or worse if you have been charged with disorderly conduct or a motor vehicle violation. The attorneys of Villani & DeLuca often defend clients in Belmar Municipal Court. Call 732-456-6510 today for a free initial consultation.

Using a Fake ID in Belmar this Labor Day Weekend

Getting Caught With a Fake ID In Belmar Will Ruin Your Labor Day

Using a fake ID to buy alcohol or cigarettes is very common during holiday weekends at the Jersey Shore.  While it is understandable that everyone wants to have fun this Labor Day weekend, you will face significant consequences if you are caught using a fake ID in Belmar.  A “fake ID” includes a falsified driver’s license, birth certificate, or any other forged government document.  If you are under the legal age, you may try to use a fake ID to gain entry into a Belmar bar, buy liquor for a party at the liquor store, or even buy a pack of cigarettes at a convenience store.  All of these behaviors will lead to a disorderly persons offense in New Jersey, carrying at least a $500.00 fine, possible jail time and driver’s license suspension.  Even worse, if you are buying alcohol or cigarettes for someone else underage, you could be in more serious trouble.  There are enhanced penalties for physically tampering with or altering any of these government documents, raising the disorderly persons offense up to a third or fourth degree indictable offense.

Increased Patrol for Fake ID this Labor Day Weekend

The Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is on high alert for underage people in possession of alcohol this summer.  The ABC has a Cops in Shops program in which local New Jersey police departments station undercover officers in and around liquor stores to catch underage purchasers and adults who attempt to provide alcohol to underage drinkers.  The ABC has warned that they will be “relentless” in their efforts to combat underage drinking this summer.  Think twice before you use a fake ID in shore towns like Belmar this Labor Day weekend.

Call an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney for Help

If you have been charged with altering or using a fake ID in Belmar, call the experienced attorneys of Villani & DeLuca, P.C. at 732-965-3350 for a free initial consultation.  Villani & DeLuca attorneys have handled many fake ID cases and will take the time to explain your charges and discuss possible defenses.

 

The Holidays May Lead to Fake ID Charges in Belmar

Leave Your Fake ID at Home on New Years Eve in Belmar

Many young adults home from college for the holidays may find it hard to adapt to strict alcohol laws as they have been in an environment where alcohol is readily available. It is important to remember, however, that it is still illegal to purchase or consume alcohol in New Jersey if you are under the legal drinking age of 21. With Christmas and New Years around the corner, many underage drinkers will attempt to get into Belmar bars or purchase alcohol from a liquor store with a Fake ID, but cops are on full alert and will charge you with a violation.

Penalties for Fake ID in Belmar

If you are caught using a Fake ID, you will face some serious penalties. You will be treated as a disorderly person facing possible jail time, a fine of up to $500.00, probation, community service, other fines and penalties, and you could possibly lose your drivers license for six months. If you do not yet have your driver’s license, receipt may be postponed for six months. It is also possible that you will be charged with a third or fourth degree criminal penalty if you alter a government issued ID such as a driver’s license or passport.  In addition to the Fake ID charge, you could also be written an underage drinking charge that may compound your penalties.

Call Villani & DeLuca if Charged with Fake ID in Belmar

If you have been charged with Fake ID and/or Underage Drinking in Belmar, contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys of Villani & DeLuca, P.C. A Villani & DeLuca attorney will take the time to discuss and explain the charges against you and develop of plan to defend against them. Call 732-456-6510 today for a free initial consultation.