Orlando Disorderly Conduct Lawyer
Strong Defense for Florida Disorderly Conduct
In Florida, disorderly conduct, also known as breach of peace, occurs when an individual disturbs the peace and quiet of the public, outrages public decency, or engages in fighting in public. While these crimes are not prosecuted as seriously as arson or property destruction, a conviction could leave you facing fines, jail time, and probation. Call an Orlando disorderly conduct lawyer at Parikh Law now to schedule a free consultation about fighting the charges.
Florida Statute 877.03: Laws about Conduct
Under Florida Statute 877.03, any act that “corrupts the public morals,” “outrages the sense of public decency,” or “affects the peace and quiet of persons” are disorderly conduct. This means that public fights or brawls or making a scene that draws a crowd to a lewd act are considered disorderly conduct.
Penalties for disorderly conduct could include:
- Up to 60 days in jail
- 6 months of probation
- Fines of up to $500
Although the penalties described above are the statutory maximum penalties for the charge of disorderly conduct, most first-time offenders risk having a permanent criminal record and probation. Jail may be a possibility for even a first-time offender if the disorderly conduct involved highly outrageous or disrespectful behavior, especially toward law enforcement, or behavior that legitimately created an endangerment to the public.
How We Can Help
These are difficult charges for prosecutors to prove. In many cases, it is simply a case of questioning the narrative offered by law enforcement and prosecutors. With a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating, Mr. Parikh has proven his ability to help his clients tell their side of the story and obtain the best possible outcome for their situation. You don’t have to face your charges alone. Call our firm to begin planning your case and protecting your future.