It is extremely common for our attorneys to represent a client in Scottsdale for a Disorderly Conduct case. Every week, Scottsdale publishes their weekly arrest report – the most common offenses are disorderly conduct, urinating in public, domestic violence, and DUI. If you are reading this and you’ve been charged with disorderly conduct, you’re not alone. After you read this blog, take a deep breath and call our office to receive free legal advice from one of our award-winning attorneys.
Scottsdale, Arizona Disorderly Conduct Law
Arizona’s law for disorderly conduct is stated in ARS 13-2904. In summary, the law states that it is illegal for a person to knowingly disturb the peace of another by engaging in the following behavior:
- Fighting or disruptive behavior;
- Making a significant amount of noise;
- Making offensive gestures to provoke a fight;
Disorderly Conduct Charge
There a few other facts that could result in a disorderly conduct charge, but the ones listed above are the most common. As you can see “disruptive behavior,” “significant noise” and “offensive gestures” all are extremely vague. Making the evaluation is entirely up to the discretion of the police officer.
All disorderly conduct situations listed above are class one misdemeanors. Not only will a conviction result in forever having a criminal conviction. You must know your rights and understand how to protect your rights – these are two critical elements of the criminal defense. Choosing the right criminal defense lawyer to assist with your disorderly conduct case can help you avoid costly and significant consequences. Don’t let the ambiguous disorderly conduct law ruin your life. 602-980-1987