Minnesota Disorderly Conduct Lawyer
You could be looking at a disorderly conduct arrest and conviction if you are found disturbing the peace. There are a number of activities that constitute as disorderly conduct, which are outlined below:
Disorderly conduct is….
Under the Minnesota Statute 609.72, 2009, “whoever does any of the following in a public or private place, including on a school bus, knowing, or having reasonable grounds to know that it will, or will tend to, alarm, anger or disturb others or provoke an assault or breach of the peace, is guilty of disorderly conduct:
(1) Engages in brawling or fighting; or
(2) Disturbs an assembly or meeting, not unlawful in its character; or
(3) Engages in offensive, obscene, abusive, boisterous, or noisy conduct or in offensive, obscene, or abusive language tending reasonably to arouse alarm, anger, or resentment in others.
For the best outcome, contact an experienced Minneapolis disorderly conduct attorney as soon as you have been accused of disorderly conduct.
Disorderly conduct arrests can occur anywhere including on the public streets or in the privacy of your own home. Some instances of disorderly conduct include
- Rowdy behavior at a house party
- Playing loud music late at night (or early morning)
- Drinking in a public area
- Fighting on the street
- Petitioning, in some instances
- Damaging personal property
Disorderly conduct is a serious criminal offense.
Many people assume that disorderly conduct is not a really crime – you will get a fine and that’s it. This is actually not the case. Disorderly conduct is considered a misdemeanor offense which is punishable by up to 90 days in prison and a fine of $1,000. You could also be looking at counseling, treatment and community service, restitution to the victim. Furthermore, you will be looking at a court trial as well as a permanent black mark on your criminal record if found guilty of this serious criminal offense.
Disorderly conduct arrests can often accompany another arrest, including assault, trespassing, domestic assault, indecent exposure, underage drinking or open bottle container law. In some instances, a disorderly conduct arrest can lead to a felony offense if associated with a serious conviction such as assault, robbery or criminal sexual conduct.
A Disorderly Conduct can happen anywhere, to anyone, regardless of his/her age…
Juveniles are capable of being arrested and convicted of a disorderly conduct offense. If someone under the age of 18 is arrested for disorderly conduct, then the case will go through the juvenile court system. The youth may face fines, community service, time in a detention facility, house arrest of electronic monitoring if found guilty.
Have you or someone you love been accused of disorderly conduct? Don’t Risk it – Contact Judith Samson, Criminal Defense Lawyer Right Away!
Do not risk your future as well as your reputation with this serious misdemeanor offense. An experienced Minneapolis disorderly conduct lawyer will be able to assess your case and determine your best legal defense. Judith Samson, Minnesota Criminal Lawyer will make sure your best interests and legal rights are protected during any disorderly conduct case. For sound legal advice and a free initial consultation, contact Judith Samson, Minnesota Criminal Lawyer at 612-333-8001.