Disorderly conduct is one of the broadest charges available which can be applied to a wide variety of situations by prosecutors and police. Disorderly conduct is engaging in a disturbance with reason to know your actions could alarm, anger, or disturb others, or provoke an assault, or cause a breach of the peace. Disorderly conduct is often a “catch-all offense,” but that doesn’t mean it won’t carry serious consequences.
Penalties of Disorderly Conduct
Potential penalties include mandatory participation in counseling programs, steep fines, and up to a year in jail. A criminal record can also have a slew of collateral consequences outside of the courtroom. In the sentencing phase, the judge has a great deal of discretion, making an effective lawyer all the more valuable.
This is a common juvenile offense. The latitude in both negotiations and sentencing may be even greater for juveniles. An experienced attorney will carefully consider factors particular to your juvenile case in order to best assist you.
Minnesota Criminal Lawyer
If you or someone you know has been charged with disorderly conduct, you should seek the advice of an experienced lawyer. You need to make sure you understand all of the consequences before proceeding with your case. The attorneys at Sieben Edmunds have been practicing law in Minnesota for years and can provide an experienced and aggressive defense in your disorderly conduct case. You should not settle for less. Contact the Minneapolis Disorderly Conduct Lawyers at Sieben Edmunds today.