Charged with Disorderly Conduct?
Criminal Defense Attorney in Miami, FL
Per United States v. Lyons, disorderly conduct, also called breaching the peace, is charged against individuals who commit acts that:
- Corrupt morals
- Outrage the sense of public decency
- Affect the peace and quiet of persons who witness them
This charge may be brought against someone who is:
- Caught fighting in public
- Making a loud noise in a quiet place
- Those who are involved in a party, convention, or other activity
- Drunk in a public area
The following is a comprehensive list of the punishable offenses that fall under the category of disorderly conduct:
- Public intoxication
- Physically altercations in public
- Non-violent encounters will police
- Obstructing vehicle or pedestrian traffic
- Making unreasonable noises in public
- Using obscene or abusive language
- Loitering in certain areas
- Inciting a riot
If you have been charged with disorderly conduct for any of the actions as described above, it is important that you seek out quality representation from Seltzer Mayberg, LLC. Contact us at (305) 330-1336.
Penalties & Sentencing for Disorderly Conduct
According to Florida Statute §877, most crimes that fall under the category of disorderly conduct are treated as a second degree misdemeanor. As such, one could expect to face up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. This is only true of most non-violent offenses, however, as a public fight may yield more severe sentencing.
When the circumstances warrant it, a disorderly conduct may be bumped up to a first-degree misdemeanor, which could result in imprisonment for up to one year and even more serious fines. For this reason, if you have been accused of such an offense, it may be in your best interests to consult with a lawyer immediately.
Get the Quality Defense You Need
David S. Seltzer is an experienced criminal defense attorney serving Miami who can assist you to fight back against disorderly conduct charges. Our legal team acts quickly to fight for you, and in many cases can get the charges dismissed or reduced. We make our legal services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and offer a free, confidential consultation.
We do not have an answering service and make ourselves available to those who need any time day or night. We know when you get caught in the net of law enforcement on disorderly conduct charges, you need to get it resolved before your case progresses any further through the system, and we can help.
Contact our firm today!