Mankato & St. James Criminal Lawyer
If you are believed to be disturbing the peace, then you could be looking at an arrest and a charge of disorderly conduct. While this may not seem like a very serious offense, it is one that can result in a criminal conviction on your permanent record that could cause you trouble in various areas of your life.
If you have been accused of disorderly conduct, you need to speak to an experienced Southern Minnesota disorderly conduct attorney who is concerned with your future and ensuring you have the best one possible. It is not impossible for the criminal charges to be dismissed or for you to be acquitted.
Types Of Disorderly Conduct
Disorderly conduct takes several different forms. They include:
- Playing loud music really late at night or early in the morning
- Rowdy behavior at a bar or party
- Street fighting
- Drinking in a public place other than a bar or restaurant where it is permitted
- Petitioning in some cases where you may be disturbing those around you
- Personal property damage
Where some individuals do not believe disorderly conduct to be a crime and an act in which they will only receive a fine, they do not call their Mankato disorderly conduct lawyer to help them. By doing this, they receive a conviction that they may not have to receive in the first place. Even a misdemeanor offense can result in $1,000 in fines and 90 days in jail. The conviction on the permanent record also means having difficulty getting a job, finding a place to live, and being able to do anything that may involve a background check. Your attorney will work hard for you and with you in achieving the best outcome possible.
Strategic Disorderly Conduct Defense
In order to keep your criminal record as clear as possible, your attorney will look at the facts in the case, the evidence, witness statements, and any other relevant information in order to create a strategic defense. Sometimes certain acts can be misconstrued as disorderly conduct. When that is proven, the case can be dismissed. Other times, defendants are acquitted because the evidence presented by the prosecution was proven to be weak.
Contact A Southern Minnesota Disorderly Conduct Lawyer
The act of disorderly conduct is one that is open to interpretation. What one person may believe to be disorderly conduct may not be at all. If it cannot be proven that you committed disorderly conduct, you cannot be convicted and that is what Birkholz Law, LLC works hard to achieve. When the facts are revealed in your case, the charges can be reduced, they can be completely dismissed, or you can be acquitted so you can move on with your life. To schedule your free consultation, call the Mankato office at 507-387-2100, the Westbrook office at 507-274-6501, or the St. James office at 507-375-3374.