Disorderly Conduct describes behavior that is considered to be disruptive, unruly, or offensive in a public setting. It can include a broad range of actions including public intoxication, fighting, disturbing the peace, loitering, making excessive noise, and use of offensive language or gestures.

How Serious is a Disorderly Conduct Charge?

In New York, Disorderly Conduct is charged under Penal Law section 240.20, and is a violation, non-criminal offense, punishable by up to 15 days in jail.

In many instances a disorderly conduct charge can be negotiated to a more favorable resolution. Additionally, a criminal defense lawyer should ensure that your record is sealed once your case is resolved.

If you were arrested for Disorderly Conduct while celebrating a holiday or on any other day, a criminal defense attorney will provide legal advice on your rights and options, advocate for your best interests, and will represent you in court.

If you are charged with disorderly conduct, the attorneys at LaMarche Safranko Law can help. Call 844-ACCUSED for a free consultation.