Disorderly Conduct

I examine each disorderly conduct case to determine if it can be dismissed and removed from your record. If this is your first offense, pretrial diversion may be an option. If you resolve your case without a conviction you may be eligible to seal or expunge your record. Hiring an experienced disorderly conduct defense lawyer is essential. I have defended hundreds of disorderly conduct cases. Once hired, we will:

  1. Collect and review all government evidence;
  2. Identify any possible defenses;
  3. Qualify you for a pretrial diversion program;
  4. Immediately start negotiating for a dismissal or reduced charges, and
  5. Do whatever is necessary to avoid a criminal conviction.

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THE FACTS OF YOUR DISORDERLY CONDUCT CASE ARE IMPORTANT

The constitution guarantees that people be free from illegal police conduct. It is important for you to know if any of your constitutional rights have been violated. The police must have a lawful basis for investigation and arrest. Unlawful police conduct can lead to the suppression of evidence and statements obtained after the illegal police conduct. Important questions that should be answered in any criminal mischief case are:

  • Were you stopped and detained for a lawful reason?
  • Did your actions cause a public disturbance? Was your conduct protected speech?
  • Is there a lack of evidence or a conflict in the evidence?
  • Were you read your Miranda rights?
  • Were any of your statements illegally obtained?
  • Was there any video evidence?

HOW IS DISORDERLY CONDUCT DEFINED IN FLORIDA?

Disorderly intoxication is defined in Florida Statute 877.03 as the following: An act that  corrupts the public morals, or outrage the sense of public decency, or affects 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

HOW IS DISORDERLY CONDUCT PROVEN IN FLORIDA?

The Florida standard jury instructions for disorderly conduct require the state to prove any of the four following sub-elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

  1. committed an act or acts that were of a nature that corrupted the public morals or;
  2.  outraged the sense of public decency or;
  3.  affected the peace and quiet of persons who witnessed the act or;
  4. engaged in brawling or fighting.

PENALTIES FOR DISORDERLY CONDUCT

Florida law defines disorderly conduct as a second degree misdemeanor. Misdemeanors are prosecuted in county court before county court judges. There is no mandatory jail for a disorderly conduct offense but penalties could include:

  • 60 days in jail
  •  six (6) months of probation
  • Anger Management classes
  • Community service

AGGRESSIVE ORANGE COUNTY DISORDERLY CONDUCT DEFENSE LAWYER

If you were recently arrested or charged with any Florida crime, please call me at 407-740-7275 to discuss your options. I offer a free consultation so that I can learn about you, learn about your case and determine how I can help.

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I examine each disorderly conduct case to determine if it can be dismissed and removed from your record. If this is your first offense, pretrial diversion may be an option. If you resolve your case without a conviction you may be eligible to seal or expunge your record. Hiring an experienced disorderly conduct defense lawyer is essential. I have defended hundreds of disorderly conduct cases. Once hired, we will:

  1. Collect and review all government evidence;
  2. Identify any possible defenses;
  3. Qualify you for a pretrial diversion program;
  4. Immediately start negotiating for a dismissal or reduced charges, and
  5. Do whatever is necessary to avoid a criminal conviction.

tokyo

THE FACTS OF YOUR DISORDERLY CONDUCT CASE ARE IMPORTANT

The constitution guarantees that people be free from illegal police conduct. It is important for you to know if any of your constitutional rights have been violated. The police must have a lawful basis for investigation and arrest. Unlawful police conduct can lead to the suppression of evidence and statements obtained after the illegal police conduct. Important questions that should be answered in any criminal mischief case are:

  • Were you stopped and detained for a lawful reason?
  • Did your actions cause a public disturbance? Was your conduct protected speech?
  • Is there a lack of evidence or a conflict in the evidence?
  • Were you read your Miranda rights?
  • Were any of your statements illegally obtained?
  • Was there any video evidence?

HOW IS DISORDERLY CONDUCT DEFINED IN FLORIDA?

Disorderly intoxication is defined in Florida Statute 877.03 as the following: An act that  corrupts the public morals, or outrage the sense of public decency, or affects 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

HOW IS DISORDERLY CONDUCT PROVEN IN FLORIDA?

The Florida standard jury instructions for disorderly conduct require the state to prove any of the four following sub-elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

  1. committed an act or acts that were of a nature that corrupted the public morals or;
  2.  outraged the sense of public decency or;
  3.  affected the peace and quiet of persons who witnessed the act or;
  4. engaged in brawling or fighting.

PENALTIES FOR DISORDERLY CONDUCT

Florida law defines disorderly conduct as a second degree misdemeanor. Misdemeanors are prosecuted in county court before county court judges. There is no mandatory jail for a disorderly conduct offense but penalties could include:

  • 60 days in jail
  •  six (6) months of probation
  • Anger Management classes
  • Community service

AGGRESSIVE ORANGE COUNTY DISORDERLY CONDUCT DEFENSE LAWYER

If you were recently arrested or charged with any Florida crime, please call me at 407-740-7275 to discuss your options. I offer a free consultation so that I can learn about you, learn about your case and determine how I can help.

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