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Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct is a crime that can be loosely defined as any action that disturbs the peace of others. If you are charged with disorderly conduct it can result in fines, probation and potentially even jail time. Because disorderly conduct can cover a broad range of actions, it is a good idea to have representation from Shircliff Law LLC to help figure out what you are charged with and why. In Indiana, in order to prove disorderly conduct in court the prosecution must be able to prove intent or that the person knowingly committed the behavior.

David Shircliff and his team have been practicing criminal defense law for more than 20 years and have handled over 200 cases including disorderly conduct cases and have managed to gain many positive outcomes. David knows the law and knows how to fight the charges against you to get them reduced or even dropped.

Our law firm offers free consultations to new clients where we will discuss your individual case and what we can do to help. Disorderly conduct can be a confusing charge and no one should go without the legal defense they need and deserve. Call us today at 317-279-4894 to schedule your consultation.

What is Disorderly Conduct?

Unlike most crimes, disorderly conduct is not isolated to a single crime, instead it is a collection of disruptive or aggravating behaviors. However, there are a few primary examples of causes for a disorderly conduct charge.

  • Loud or disruptive noises
  • Fighting or other unruly conduct
  • Being drunk in public
  • Public urination
  • Discharging a firearm
  • Disrupting a lawful assembly

The statute for disorderly conduct divides the potential crimes into groupings based on severity. Crimes that are considered more along the lines of a nuisance are penalized lower than those that are deemed to threaten public security. It may seem like disorderly conduct is a minor charge and that legal representation isn’t necessary, but depending on how and where the crime was committed, the punishment can be much more severe.

The official statute lists many other offenses as disorderly conduct, meaning that it can be difficult to understand the nature of the statute and determine whether or not you have actually broken the law. This is why hiring Shircliff Law LLC is an excellent choice to make sure you are treated fairly by the criminal justice system.

Penalties For Disorderly Conduct in Indianapolis

The penalties for a disorderly conduct charge can vary based on why the charge was filed. In most cases, a disorderly conduct charge is listed as a class B misdemeanor, which can result in probation, 180 days in jail, and/or a $500 fine.

However, if the charge involves the disruption of airport security or occurs within 500 feet of a funeral service, it is upgraded to a class 6 felony. A class 6 felony can range anywhere from 6 months to 2.5 years in jail and up to a $10,000 fine.

Shircliff Law will be there for you to determine the facts of your case and help to decrease the penalty or gain an acquittal if possible.

Don’t Let a Disorderly Conduct Charge Ruin Your Life. Contact Us Today.

We know that understanding the law is a challenging endeavor. That’s why you need the experience and knowledge of a local legal team you can trust to defend you. If you are charged with disorderly conduct or any other crime, don’t go to jail, call 317-279-4894 or contact Shircliff Law LLC online today.