Your Ocala and Gainesville Defenders Against Disorderly Conduct Charges
The AP Law Group has over 55 years combined experience handling criminal law in cases in the state of Florida, including charges of disorderly conduct. Under Florida law, disorderly conduct or breach of peace is classified as a second-degree misdemeanor, carrying penalties of up to 60 days in jail or 6 months’ probation and a $500 fine.
Examples of disorderly conduct may include:
- Violating noise ordinances
- Disturbing the peace
- Exhibiting reckless behavior in a crowded area
- Public drunkenness
- Any behavior that compromises public safety
Police often arrest individuals that are involved in disorderly conduct before asking any questions. This is a way for law enforcement to simmer the situation and protect individuals and property. It is best to consult a criminal defense attorney to analyze at your situation and assist you in developing a plan of action. Even conviction of a minor disorderly conduct charge can leave untoward repercussions in your future. If you have been arrested on disorderly conduct you should speak to an experienced Ocala attorney as soon as possible to learn about your rights and the defenses available to you. Attorneys at The AP Law Group can assist you with your criminal case with a properly prepared defense.
Penalties and Consequences of a Disorderly Conduct Charge
Florida law defines disorderly conduct as a second-degree misdemeanor, and as a result a conviction can result in some maximum penalties. These statutory maximums are not usually assigned unless the person is a repeat offender. Individuals with no criminal record are usually assigned jail time if they had demonstrated conduct that is a threat to public safety or acted with obscene and disrespectful language in a public place. Jail time may also be assigned if alcohol or drugs are involved.
Call The AP Law Group and Speak To An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney
With the help of a dedicated attorney, it may be possible to avoid a conviction. Allow an experienced attorney who handles disorderly conduct cases to represent you on your legal issues. We will aggressively fight on your behalf for the best outcome possible. Contact us or call 352-732-9191 to speak to an attorney in Ocala or Gainesville.