disorderly conduct is a criminal charge that would be on your record for at least five years until you can expunge it. Legally, it is arguable if your actions constitute disorderly conduct, so it is worth hiring a lawyer to fight the charge and/or work to get a downgrade to a municipal ordinance or administrative violation that is not a criminal offense.
You can't pay a disorderly conduct summons - it is a petty disorderly persons offense ( misdemeanor). You face 30 days jail? $500 fine, or both. A conviction will result in a criminal record. I wouldn't fight this alone. Things can be done about in in Secaucus but you need a lawyer.
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You are entitled to represent yourself, but with this type of charge is it best to be represented by an attorney.
It would be worth your while to hire a lawyer to defend you for this. There are lesser changes to which you can plead and which would mitigate the damage to you record. Schedule a consultation with a lawyer.
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