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TYPES OF DISORDERLY CONDUCT ARRESTS
Many people do not consider disorderly conduct to be a crime. They believe they will get a fine and that’s it, so they refrain from calling their Minnesota disorderly conduct attorney. Yet if you are found to be disturbing the peace, you could be looking at serious penalties and a criminal record.
Under Minnesota law, disorderly conduct could include any of the following:
- • Rowdy behavior at a party or a bar
- • Playing loud music early in the morning or late at night
- • Fighting in the street
- • Drinking in a public place other than where it is permitted
- • Damaging personal property
- • Some instances of petitioning
Disorderly conduct is considered a misdemeanor offense and can lead to a penalty of 90 days in jail or $1,000 in fines. Treatment, counseling, restitution, community service and whatever punishments the court deems appropriate may also be ordered.
BUILDING A STRONG DEFENSE
The good news is that there are a number of defense strategies that can be used in your case.
There is a line between what constitutes disorderly conduct and what doesn’t. It is up to the prosecution to prove that you were, in fact, displaying disorderly conduct and not simply reacting in a way any individual would react in a certain situation.
Your defense attorney, on the other hand, gathers the evidence and performs interviews of the witnesses to gather the facts and cast doubt on the evidence that is presented by the prosecution.
If you have been charged with disorderly conduct, you need a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer to help you and to find out what strategies we can use in your case. By calling 612-915-0355, you can speak with Bruce Rivers about what happened. You can also schedule a free case evaluation by completing our online form.