Fight Your Disorderly Conduct Charge in Pennsylvania!

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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 thereof.

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 legitimate purpose“.

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 Strategies

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 found guilty.


Please call me for a free criminal defense consultation on disorderly conduct or any criminal charge Pennsylvania. Call us now at (888) 412-3298 .


We represent clients in criminal cases across Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Lebanon, Carlisle and Lancaster, and in Bucks, Montgomery, Northampton, and Lehigh Counties. Call today, no obligation!