While individuals have many freedoms in this country, everyone is still expected to act in a controlled manner and according to the law. When individuals get out of hand, it is possible that disorderly conduct charges could follow.
If you have been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, turn to the law office of Eric A. Sunness, Attorney At Law, LLC. Representing clients in Fort Collins, Loveland, Larimer County and all of the surrounding areas of Colorado, we use nearly 30 years of experience when aggressively handling disorderly conduct cases in criminal court.
For more information on your disorderly conduct case and options, contact us for a free consultation by calling 970-493-3600 or toll free 888-830-9445.
What Are Disorderly Conduct Charges?
If you are charged with disorderly conduct, you are facing either a Class 1 misdemeanor, Class 2 misdemeanor or Class 3 misdemeanor. Any level of these charges can carry a penalty of a monetary fine and/or jail time, with the most serious leaving you with the potential of up to a year in jail. Increased consequences apply in situations where you may have been charged with and convicted of a previous disorderly offense.
Using foul and offensive language in public, excessive noise near a residence, public fighting, disrupting a funeral and threatening to discharge (or discharging) a weapon are all examples of situations that may result in a disorderly conduct charge.
When Facing A Public Nuisance Arrest
In addition to general disorderly conduct, Colorado statutes detail a charge related to being a public nuisance. Behaviors that are legally classified under this statute include anything that disturbs the peace in a public area or other area where groups gather, or near a residential area, such as drug dealing, serving liquor to minors, illegal gambling, selling of stolen items or solicitation of prostitution.
Though a public nuisance charge is a Class 2 misdemeanor, the consequences are still severe and can include jail time, fines and a permanent criminal record as a result of a conviction.
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