Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly Conduct Attorney in Anoka, Minnesota

Disorderly conduct occurs when an individual engages in a brawl or fight, which disturbs a meeting or assembly. It also involves engaging in abusive, offensive, obscene, noisy, or boisterous conduct that is offensive, uses obscene or abusive language, raises alarm or creates resentment or anger.

If you have been charged with disorderly conduct, Mr. Peterson is an Anoka criminal defense attorney experienced in Disorderly Conduct and a wide range of criminal defense matters. He can fight for your future and your rights to achieve the best outcome in your case.

Specializing In All Types Of Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct involves a wide range of conduct that can be considered unsatisfactory. The crime is very vague many times and sometimes a person is not disorderly at all. The following are examples of disorderly conduct:

  • Yelling or disturbing the peace
  • Drunken behavior
  • Fighting or brawling
  • Loitering
  • Damaging personal property
  • Making an unreasonable or loud noise

Banging on someone’s window to get their attention, yelling outside of their window, or any related act can be considered disorderly conduct. Sometimes a person can be charged with disorderly conduct because someone picked a fight with them and they were simply trying to defend themselves. Sometimes a disorderly conduct charge can be coupled with an assault charge.

Although some individuals do not feel that disorderly conduct is a true crime, the penalty can be more than just a fine. Because of this belief that the act is not a crime, some fail to call their attorney and this can result in receiving the maximum penalty, which can include up to 90 days in jail rather than just the $1,000 fine. An individual could also be ordered to go into treatment, counseling, community service, and pay restitution to anyone who may have been hurt in the matter.

Strategic Disorderly Conduct Defense

Mr. Peterson can create a defense strategy that can be effective in your case. There is a fine line between what constitutes disorderly conduct and what doesn’t. It is up to the prosecution to determine that you were displaying disorderly conduct and not just reacting in a way that any individual would if they were faced with the situation that you were in.

Your Minnesota criminal defense lawyer, on the other hand, will gather the evidence and interview witnesses to obtain the facts and cast doubt on the evidence that the prosecution presents. When reasonable doubt is cast, conviction cannot occur. Sometimes these cases are a matter of presenting the facts to show that what occurred was not disorderly conduct since it seems to be one of the “catch-all” crimes that law enforcement uses in order to charge someone with a crime.