Understanding When Disorderly Conduct Charges May Be Applicable
Disorderly conduct, also known as breaching the peace, may be charged to any individual who "commits such acts as are of a nature to corrupt the public morals, or outrage the sense of public decency, or affect 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…" (Florida Statute 877.03).
What is clear from reading what constitutes disorderly conduct is that it is a very vague and broad statute. This means that law enforcement has a great deal of freedom when determining what is and isn't lawful behavior. However, just because an officer thinks a defendant engaged in disorderly conduct, does not mean that the defendant actually did so under the law. Level the playing field and hire a Miami criminal defense lawyer at Mait Law, who has the knowledge and legal skill to fight for your freedom.
Seeking Legal Representation Against Disorderly Conduct Charges in Miami
Disorderly conduct is often applied to those who engage in acts of public drunkenness, public urination, fighting or making loud and disruptive noises that disturb an otherwise quite scene. The problem with this law, as stated before, is that it puts too much power into the hands of law enforcement officers who may have differing views as to what is and what isn't acceptable. Depending on the particulars of the crime allegedly committed, convicted offenders can spend up to 60 days in jail with fines reaching as much as $500.
Mait Law has a wealth of experience as well as a proven record of success. Contact a Miami criminal defense attorney
if you have been charged with disorderly conduct and wish to fight the charges with the help of a skilled legal professional who knows how to get results.