Disorderly Conduct Attorney in Athens
We Aim to Reduce or Dismiss Charges
Acting in a way that disturbs the peace, or causes others to fear for their safety, could result in arrest for disorderly conduct. This charge is classified as a misdemeanor offense, which could result in criminal penalties and a record if convicted. Our Athens disorderly conduct lawyer represents clients accused of this misdemeanor and helps them fight for complete dismissal of charges.
Misdemeanors can seriously impact your life and are worth fighting. Call (706) 705-5122 to learn more during a free consultation.
Disorderly Conduct Charges
Disorderly conduct is a fairly subjective charge. Essentially, anything that disturbs the peace in a quiet neighborhood or could potentially provoke a violent reaction falls under this crime.
Potential actions that could result in a disorderly conduct arrest include:
- Shouting obscenities
- Being too loud in public
- Urinating in public
- Public drunkenness
- Lewd behavior
If convicted of disorderly conduct, you could be sentenced to up to a year in jail and/or fines up to $1,000. Your conviction will also be reported on your criminal record, where it can be seen by potential employers. If your case involves other factors, such as destruction of property or public intoxication, you could face additional charges and penalties.
Fighting Misdemeanor Charges
Even if you were charged with disorderly conduct, there are a number of potential defense strategies that can be applied to your case. For example, if you were charged for fighting in public, an attorney may argue you were acting in self-defense. If the arrest was made based on your language, your attorney may use your right to freedom of speech as a defense. To ensure you're getting the defense you need, our firm works with clients to come up with affordable payment plans.
Athens criminal defense Attorney Lee Webb has represented a number of clients who were facing misdemeanor and felony charges, and he is ready to help fight your case. For a free analysis of your charges, call (706) 705-5122 to schedule a meeting.