Disorderly Conduct: What to Know
Hiring an experienced Fort Pierce criminal defense attorney is one of the most crucial decisions that must be made when fighting a disorderly conduct charge. You could face jail time, probation and/or fines if you are sentenced in a case of this nature.
What Is Disorderly Conduct?
To prove the offense of disorderly conduct the State must Prove beyond a reasonable doubt:
That the Accused:
- committed an act or acts that [was] [were] of a nature that
corrupted the public morals; [or]
- outraged the sense of public decency; [or].
- affected the peace and quiet of persons who witnessed the act
or acts; [or]
- engaged in [brawling or fighting].
Fla. Crim. J. Instr. 29.5
Examples Of Disorderly Conduct
- Inciting a Riot
- Disturbance of the Peace
- Loitering in Certain Areas
- Fighting or Physical Altercations
- Obstructing Traffic
Defenses to Disorderly Conduct
- First Amendment right to freedom of speech
- Act did not occur in a public place
- Witnessing public did not respond
*****A disruption in business is insufficient for disorderly conduct.*****
Let Us Help You Today
If you have been charged with disorderly conduct, it is important that you find an experienced Fort Pierce criminal defense attorney. At our firm we will work hard to fight your case and file preliminary motions in an attempt to get your charge dismissed. A disorderly conduct charge can have major implications on every aspect of your life. Don’t leave your future to chance protect it today with Dadan Law Firm. We are always available to answer your call and offer a free consultation. Call 772-579-2771.