Disorderly conduct, also known as “breach of the peace”, is a criminal offense that encompasses a wide variety of actions. Often times, individuals who are charged with disorderly conduct, weren’t previously aware that their actions were against the law. If you have gotten into a fight, or committed another act that has led to disorderly conduct charges, it is important that you contact an experienced Palm Beach County defense attorney as soon as possible.
Disorderly Conduct Lawyer in Palm Beach County
If you have been charged with disorderly conduct in West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Greenacres, or the surrounding areas, contact Andrew D. Stine, P.A.. Stine is a passionate criminal defense lawyer who will use his knowledge and experience to potentially have your disorderly conduct charges dropped or reduced.
Contact Andrew D. Stine, P.A. at 561.880.4300 to set up a consultation on your disorderly conduct charges. Your initial consultation is free, and it is an essential part of developing your defense strategy.
Disorderly Conduct Information Center
According to Florida Statute § 877.03, an individual is guilty of disorderly conduct if he or she commits an act that:
- Corrupt the public morals
- Outrage the sense of public decency
- Affect the peace and quiet of others
The statute also states that if an individual engages in brawling or fighting, or engages in conduct that otherwise breaches the peace, he or she is guilty of disorderly conduct.
In Florida, disorderly conduct is considered a second degree misdemeanor which is punishable by up to 60 days in jail, and/or up to a $500 fine. Examples of actions that could lead to disorderly conduct include:
- Playing music at an unreasonably high volume
- Using offensive language to provoke others
- Using obscene gestures to provoke others
- Refusing to obey lawful orders
- Displaying or handling a dangerous weapon in a reckless way
- Intentionally engaging in disruptive behavior
- Shouting “fire” in a crowded building
Because it is such a broad offense, many different actions could lead to a disorderly conduct charge, even if the alleged offender did not intend on disturbing anyone. If you have been charged with disorderly conduct, it is important that you consult with an experienced Palm Beach County defense attorney who can assist you in defending yourself against these charges.
Arming You with a Strong Defense
Andrew D. Stine provides quality legal representation for clients who have been charged with disorderly conduct in Jupiter, Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens, Riviera Beach, Royal Palm Beach, and the surrounding areas. As a knowledgeable defense lawyer, Stine has the legal prowess necessary to successfully defend clients against charges of disorderly conduct.
Contact Andrew D. Stine, P.A. at 561.880.4300 and set up a free consultation on your disorderly conduct charges. Your initial consultation will begin the process of arming you with a strong defense.