Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly Conduct Lawyer Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota law defines disorderly conduct as the act of disturbing a meeting or assembly; brawling or fighting; engaging in offensive, obscene, noisy, or abusive conduct. Basically, disorderly conduct is an offense that can encompass a number of acts that involve a breach of the peace and quiet of others.

If you or a loved one has been charged with disorderly conduct, the charges can be effectively fought. With the representation F. T. Sessoms, an experienced  Minneapolis criminal defense attorney, you can secure the best possible outcome for the facts of your case.

Finding The Facts To Defend Your Case

One of the keys to building a strong criminal defense is securing the facts of the alleged event. This means your attorney will conduct a very thorough investigation to determine what happened. There are different types of disorderly conduct that a person can be charged with:

  • Street fighting
  • Belligerent behavior at a bar or party
  • Petitioning in areas where it is not permitted
  • Damaging personal property
  • Drinking in a public place where it is not permitted
  • Playing loud music late at night or early in the morning

Gathering the facts starts with determining exactly what happened, how it happened, when it happened and why. Sometimes the facts reveal that the charges were not warranted or that the charges are more serious than they need to be. When that is the case, it may be possible to have the charges reduced or dismissed or have the client acquitted after a trial.  the penalty for disorderly conduct is up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. A person could also be ordered to enter counseling, anger management classes, perform community service, or whatever punishment the judge feels is appropriate in the case.

Protecting Your Rights

Throughout the criminal process, one of the first things that must happen is the protection of your rights. It is very important that you are able to exercise all of your rights and also be given the proper advice that will enable you to make the proper decisions in your case. While your rights are being protected, your Minneapolis criminal defense attorney will build a strategic defense that is designed to secure the best possible results.

Contact A Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer

Disorderly conduct may not seem like a terribly serious offense, but why not try to prevent any blemish on your record?  An experienced attorney will give you the guidance and representation needed to secure the best result.

To learn more about your rights and options, contact me, F.T. Sessoms, at 612-344-1505 and request a consultation as I would be happy to discuss your case with you.