Panama City Disorderly Conduct Attorney
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Disorderly conduct charges tend to be an umbrella term for when law enforcement wants to arrest someone who is being unruly. Behaviors which fall under a disorderly conduct charge include “breaches of the peace” such as brawls or fights, as well as acts which could upset or outrage a reasonable person.
Penalties for a disorderly conduct conviction, which is classified as a second-degree misdemeanor, may include any combination of:
- Up to $500 in fines.
- Up to six months of probation.
- Up to 60 days in jail.
Because of the broad, somewhat vague nature of the definition, and the tendency of law enforcement to use this charge on anyone who is getting rowdier than they would like, there is considerable room for a defense against these charges. A skilled Panama City criminal defense attorney, such as myself, will be an invaluable resource for your defense.
Let me work to defend you against these charges! Contact me today to learn more about how I can help you.
Possible Defenses Against Disorderly Conduct
The most important thing to remember about disorderly conduct charges is that it is almost completely at the discretion of the arresting officer. This means that there is considerable room for interpretation – and error. Because the definition in the law is so broad, it is entirely possible that your alleged actions do not apply.
Shouppe Law Can Help
As a former prosecutor, I have a comprehensive understanding of how the prosecutors are likely to build their case against you. I am able to use this information as I conduct my own investigation on your behalf, ensuring that your rights are always upheld as I seek out weaknesses and inconsistencies in the State's case. I am proud to provide my clients with thorough and extremely detail-oriented counsel as I fight for them both in court and out.
Call today at (850) 583-9088 to schedule your free consultation and find out more about the charges against you.