Have you been charged with Disorderly Conduct? If you have been, then you need to understand that it is a very serious crime, which can result in it stiff penalties in cases of conviction. Having this type of offense on your record could result in a loss of employment opportunities and a damaged reputation amongst other outcomes.
Having an experienced attorney working for you is the best way to ensure yourself that you will be able to fight your charges in the best manner possible. A skilled defense lawyer can work with you toward a complete dismissal of charges, reduced charges, or reduced sentencing.
Contact The Hoffman Firm Evan A. Hoffman at (305) 249-0090 for an absolutely free consultation and let him start working on your case today. Mr. Hoffman can review your case and see if there are points of your charge which can be challenged, and exploit such points for your defense.
He will use the specific details of your case to your benefit and work diligently in your defense. This firm serves clients in Miami-Dade County, North Miami, Miami Beach, and neighboring areas.
- Disorderly conduct defined
- Penalties for a disorderly conduct conviction
- More information on disorderly conduct charges
What is Disorderly Conduct?
Florida code 877.03 defines Disorderly Conduct as:
Acts with the nature to corrupt the public morals, or outrage the sense of public decency, or affect the peace and quiet of persons who may witness them, or engages in brawling or fighting, or engages in such conduct as to constitute a breach of the peace or disorderly conduct, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
Disorderly Conduct is committed in of two different ways:
(1) Committing acts that:
- Corrupt public moral,
- Outrage the sense of public decency, or
- Affect the peace and quiet of persons who witness the act(s)
(2) Engaging in:
- Brawling or fighting, or
- Other conduct which constitutes a breach of the peace
Penalties for Disorderly Conduct in Florida
Disorderly Conduct is a Second Degree Misdemeanor. For convictions of Disorderly Conduct, a judge can impose any combination of the following penalties:
- Up to Sixty (60) days in jail.
- Up to Six (6) months of probation.
- Up to $500 in fines.
More Resources on Disorderly Conduct in Florida
Engage- This organization provides information on anger management programs in the Miami area.
Addicted.org- This organization offers resources for alcohol and drug treatment in Miami.
As previously stated, disorderly conduct is a serious crime which should not be taken lightly. There are several different defenses which can be used against charges of this offense.
If you find yourself facing such charges, be advised that you need the legal help of a criminal defense attorney like Evan Hoffman and his team of experts. Mr. Hoffman gives free consultations, so you have nothing to lose by contacting him. The Hoffman Firm is standing by ready to help. Give them a call at (305) 249-0090 today. This firm serves clients in Miami County and surrounding areas.