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The charge of disorderly conduct can cover a wide
variety of circumstances that the police may choose to regard as
criminal behavior. Under Pennsylvania criminal law, disorderly
conduct is defined in the statute as intent to cause public
inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk
Examples of behavior that might result in a disorderly conduct
charge include fighting, unreasonable noise, obscene language or
gestures, or any offensive or hazardous act that "serves no
Basically, anytime there is a disturbance and the police want to
take charge and calm things down, they are likely to arrest people
for disorderly conduct. Especially if you do something specifically
that annoys the police officer.
So if you were in a situation where things got a little out of
hand celebrating (like after the Phillies win!), please
contact us to try to fix this problem, and keep your record clean.
The consultation on your disorderly or related criminal charge is
free. And we can absolutely help get you out of this mess.
Disorderly Conduct Penalties
A charge of disorderly conduct may be designated as either a
misdemeanor in the third degree (Misdemeanor 3) or
a summary offense, depending on the severity of the
circumstances and the judgment of the district attorney. A
misdemeanor 3 carries with it a maximum of 1 year in jail, while a
summary offense has a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail.
Pennsylvania Disorderly Conduct Defense
Since a disorderly conduct charge covers such a range of alleged
behaviors, it's an easy charge for the police to arrest on if they
wish to arrest you for some reason. Unless the arrest has some
legitimate basis and substantial evidence to back it up, I will
immediately ask for a dismissal.
If you are charged with a misdemeanor level offense, I'll also
frequently argue for a reduction in charges to a summary offense, to
reduce the seriousness of the charge and potential penalties if
Please call me for a free criminal
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