If you have been found to be creating a nuisance and disturbing the peace of an area, you might get arrest and possibly be convicted for disorderly conduct. Though the definition of disorderly conduct changes from one state to the next, broadly speaking it is the act of fighting or brawling, engaging in obscene, abusive, offensive, or noisy conduct.
Types Of Disorderly Conducts
It might also mean disturbing a meeting or an assembly or using offensive/abusive language that is able to arouse resentment, alarm, or anger in others. There are different types of arrests:
• Rowdy behavior at a bar /party
• Playing very loud music late in the night/early in the morning
• Fighting in the street
• Drinking in any public place apart from where it is permitted
• Damaging any personal party
Some people do not feel that disorderly conduct is a crime. They feel that they will only be fined for it and do not take it very seriously. The fact of the matter is that a person can also be jailed in a misdemeanor charge, in addition to a hefty fine. If you have been slapped with a misdemeanor charge, contact an attorney without delay.
In some cases, you might also be given the option to get some counseling, treatment or carry out community service and restitution. All of this depends entirely on how severe the charge is and what the court thinks is appropriate. A good attorney will be able to help you with the use of different strategies. There is a fine line between what can be considered to be disorderly conduct and just a normal reaction. In most cases this is subjective and depends on what the situation is. This kind of a charge can be very demeaning and can mean loss of face for you, in society.
The Seriousness Of The Matter
Getting convicted for disorderly conduct is a serious matter. Do not take it lightly as it can have a negative impact on your reputation. It can affect your family life and affect your current job as well as your job prospects. Your attorney will gather all possible evidence and interview all the witnesses. He will gather all the required facts and then throw doubt on all the evidence that has been presented against you, by the prosecution. Getting off this kind of a charge needs you to have an experienced attorney by your side.