About Disorderly Conduct
If you have the tendency to lose control when you are out having a good time, or if you enjoy participating in activities that may disturb others around you, then it would be wise for you to familiarize yourself with your state’s disorderly conduct laws. Legally, disorderly conduct is defined as any action that “disturbs the peace” of an area. This broad definition encompasses a wide range of activities including anything from loitering to public intoxication.
What may be considered “disorderly conduct”?
Each state has its own specific regulations regarding disorderly conduct. In Florida, the laws for disorderly conduct are quite open-ended and therefore it is up to the law enforcement officer’s discretion to determine whether or not a certain act disturbs the peace. The following actions are typically considered to be violations of disorderly conduct laws:
- Brawling or fighting in public
- Public intoxication
- Disturbing the peace
- Starting a riot
- Creating excessively loud noises
- Use of loud and abrasive or offensive language in a public area
If you have been charged with this misdemeanor, please contact the West Palm Beach disorderly conduct lawyers of Eric N. Klein & Associates, P.A. today to learn more about how one of our qualified attorneys can help you.
Sometimes, disorderly conduct charges are delivered in situations where they may not be deserved. If you have been cited for disorderly conduct, a good criminal defense lawyer can help protect you in court. Please contact the West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer of Eric N. Klein & Associates, P.A. today at 561-353-2800 to learn more about how we can help you.