Everyone likes to live in peaceful environment and feel safe. No one likes noise, violence and inconvenience. Today we are going to speak about disorderly conduct and how it affects people.
Disorderly conduct is considered a minor criminal offence that includes:
- disturbance of the public peace
- violent behaviour
- public drunkenness
- other civil disorders like loud parties
A person is considered guilty when he or she intends to cause public inconvenience, create annoyance or alarm, make noise, have violent behaviour, use abusive language or block the pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
Such a conduct may have serious consequences like imprisonment, fines, probation or public record. Each punishment depends on how grave the consequences are. Such factors as property damage, violation of specific activities, personal injury or usage of weapons determine the severity of the punishment.
If you are a victim of disorderly conduct or you are facing disorderly conduct charges, you should contact a lawyer to find out what your legal rights are in order to minimize or avoid criminal charges or to compensate the damages.