Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly Conduct Defense Attorney

Phoenix Disorderly Conduct Charges Defense Lawyer

Disorderly conduct is one of the most common criminal charges in Arizona. Disorderly conduct, also sometimes referred to as (disturbing the peace or disruption of peace). This is a catch-all for most disruptive behaviors. In most instances the facts of the alleged disruption is overstated.

There are a number of factors that may warrant Arizona disorderly conduct charges:

  • Engaging in fighting or seriously disruptive behavior
  • Making “unreasonable” noise
  • Using abusive or offensive language to try and provoke someone
  • Making a commotion to disrupt business
  • Refusing to leave an area as directed by officials (for instance: the scene of a fire or emergency)
  • Recklessly handling or displaying a firearm.

Any of these must be done with intent of peace disruption to a person, group, neighbor, neighborhood, family, business or other entity.

Arizona Disorderly Conduct Charge

Whether the disruption was because of loud noise, disruptive music, arguing with another person in public, is will give police probable cause to arrest someone for disorderly conduct.

In most situations, disorderly conduct misdemeanor is a Class 1. A Class 1 misdemeanor is the highest level of misdemeanor in the State of Arizona. It carries a potential of up to 6 months in prison and fines of $2,500. Most disorderly conduct cases will not warrant the maximum sentence. However, any disorderly conduct conviction may include counseling, fines, jail, community service a criminal record, and other penalties.

If you are charged with disorderly conduct involving a firearm, you are facing class 6 felonies. A felony charge of disorderly conduct carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a conviction would label you as a convicted felon. This is something that will follow you forever. Anything less than the maximum can include felony supervised probation, counseling, jail, and anything else the court deems necessary and appropriate based on the circumstances of your case.

Disorderly Conduct Attorney

Not surprisingly, in Arizona police officers usually include a disorderly conduct charge when the person makes "unreasonable noise" or use "abusive" language, or "offensive language or gestures to any person present in a manner likely to provoke immediate physical retaliation by such person. This is easy to charge, but not so easily dismissed without a strong defense Attorney, like James Novak.

The Arizona criminal defense attorney at the Law Office of James Novak is skilled in dealing with this catch-all criminal offense of disorderly conduct. If you are charged with disorderly conduct, call today and get your FREE consultation with a defense attorney covering Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, and Gilbert, Arizona.

Once you’ve had an opportunity to talk to James Novak, a disorderly conduct criminal defense attorney, you will have a better understanding of the strength of your case. Contact James Novak at 480-413-1499 to determine how best to protect your freedom and you freedom. .