Mesa Disorderly Conduct Defense Lawyers
Handling Serious Misdemeanor Cases with Care & Professionalism
A disorderly conduct charge is freely given by Arizona law enforcement to anyone who they believe is being disruptive. Unfortunately, the severity of the charge is often out of proportion to the event leading up to the charge.
Because disorderly conduct is not a well-defined crime, you need the assistance of a trusted criminal defense attorney if you have been charged. At Edwards & Petersen | PLC, our Mesa disorderly conduct defense lawyers have successfully defended numerous individuals in the East Valley who have faced harsh penalties that did not match the alleged crime.
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What Is Disorderly Conduct?
Any action seen as “disturbing the peace” can lead to a disorderly conduct charge.
You could be charged with disorderly conduct if you:
- Engage in a fight or "seriously disruptive behavior"
- Make an unreasonable amount of noise, such as playing loud music at a party
- Use harsh or offensive language as a means of provoking someone
- Disrupt a business
- Refuse to leave an area after being instructed to do so by officials
Penalties for Disorderly Conduct
Disorderly conduct is one of the most common and also one of the harshest misdemeanors. It is usually charged as a class one misdemeanor, which is the most serious category. Class one misdemeanors can be penalized with up to six months in jail and up to $2,500 in fines. Penalties are even harsher for individuals with a prior dangerous felony conviction on their record.
Retain Capable Legal Representation
So many different situations can lead to a disorderly conduct charge. If you have found yourself facing this charge, it is in your best interest to retain a knowledgeable and experienced Mesa disorderly conduct lawyer. Our team can carefully assess your situation and investigate the alleged incident. We may be able to argue that you were exercising your Constitutional rights, or that your actions did not meet the definition of disorderly conduct.
To learn more about how Edwards & Petersen | PLC can help, call us at (480) 418-5656.
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