The Hunt is a horse race that takes place each year in Far Hills, NJ. Over the course of the last few years, I have represented several individuals charged with criminal offenses and municipal ordinance violations while attending the hunt. In most cases, my clients were charged with disorderly conduct, public intoxication, and other alcohol related incidents. In one instance, I represented an individual who had mistakenly walked into someone’s home and fell asleep.
In most cases, the police are charging offenses that would end up on your criminal record if you were convicted. In this day and age, criminal history and background checks are easy to come by. Employers will make decisions based upon a applicants criminal history in some situation. Many young people attend the Hunt and it can have severe ramifications if not handled properly. This could even include loss of license.
What I tell my clients who are facing these types of offenses in Far Hills is this: you must take every possible step to keep this sort of thing from appearing on your record. I have dealt with the prosecutor and judge in Far Hills and they do not give up on these cases. In my opinion they feel that the prosecution of these matter is necessary to maintain the image of the Town and the “integrity” of the event.
If you or someone you know has been charged with disorderly conduct, open container, underage drinking, public intoxication or any other offense, we can be reached 24/7 for a free consultation.