Rancho Cucamonga Disorderly Conduct Attorney
Leading Legal Counsel Aggressively Fighting For Your Rights
As humans, we make mistakes. Whether it is because of the heat of the moment or celebrating a little too hard, we sometimes make errors that we wish we could take back. At Chung & Ignacio, LLP, we understand that. We believe you should not have to suffer a lifetime for one mistake. However, under California law, instances of disorderly conduct are a criminal offense and should be taken seriously.
What is Disorderly Conduct?
Disorderly conduct is defined under the California Penal Code Section 647 as something that “disrupts the peace” or public order. California criminal statutes include public intoxication as one of the offenses under disorderly conduct. Under this law, officers are allowed to stop and arrest anyone who is disrupting the peace. There are many ways a person can do this.
Common types of disorderly conduct include:
- Lewd activity in public
- Begging or panhandling
- Harassing behavior
- Public intoxication
If you or a loved one is charged with a disorderly conduct offense, it is important you seek legal representation. You do not want to go before a judge if you have no prior legal experience.
Consequences of Disorderly Conduct
Disorderly conduct is considered a misdemeanor in California. This can entail up to 6 months in jail and up to a $1,000 fine. While some judges might be inclined to lower the penalties for first offenses, it is something that will go on your permanent criminal record. This means that future employers, colleges, and other organizations can have access to this information. If you have been indicted for disorderly conduct, it is important you obtain experienced legal counsel to have your charges dropped.
Call us today at (909) 726-7112 to schedule a free consultation.
At Chung & Ignacio, our leading attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of how the criminal court system works in California. We are familiar with the courts and judges in the San Bernardino County. We also understand how important it is to have misdemeanor charges dropped.
Some disorderly conduct defense we employ include:
- Asserting the authorities did not have enough evidence to charge you
- Prove that you were not in public
- Arresting officers violated your civil rights
If you have been charged with disorderly conduct, contact our Rancho Cucamonga criminal defense attorneys today. Time is not on your side, thus prompt action is recommended. Our attorneys will help you through every step of the process.