Disorderly Conduct

Sussex County Delaware Misdemeanor Attorney

Law Office signOne of the most common offenses in Delaware, particularly near the beaches in the summer, is Disorderly Conduct. Disorderly Conduct can be the result of too much alcohol consumption, which can lead to the use of poor judgment and ignorance regarding local laws. It can also be used as a catch-all charge for minor offenses. Generally, Disorderly Conduct can include any type of unruly behavior that provokes a disturbance.

Let Milford Delaware Criminal Lawyers Julieanne E. Murray and Ronald D. Phillips, Jr. help you with your pending criminal charges. You can call their Sussex County Delaware law office at 302-855-9300.

You can Delaware Defense Lawyer. The Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay serves both Delaware residents and out of state visitors who have been accused of crimes in Delaware.

Examples of Disorderly Conduct in Delaware:

  • Public Drunkenness
  • Inciting a Riot
  • Disturbing the Peace
  • Loitering
  • Obstructing Traffic
  • Loud or Unreasonable Noise
  • Physical Altercations/Fighting
  • Use of Extremely Foul or Abusive Language

Initially, a Disorderly Conduct charge may seem minor and insignificant. However, it is important to know that Disorderly Conduct in Delaware is a prosecutable offense that can lead to fines, jail time and other types of punishment if convicted.

Having a conviction on your record may also hinder your ability to pursue certain educational and career opportunities. A first time offender’s charge is normally very light and is treated as a misdemeanor. A repeat offender or someone with a more serious criminal background can face much harsher consequences.

Penalties range from a Class A Misdemeanor to an Unclassified Misdemeanor. For a Class A, you face up to 1 year in jail plus a $2,300 fine. However, an unclassified misdemeanor carries a punishment of up to 30 days in jail and a $575 fine. 

Contact a Delaware Misdemeanor Lawyer

With the wide range of behaviors that can constitute Disorderly Conduct, it is important to discuss your case with a knowledgeable attorney who knows local laws & regulations that govern a Disorderly Conduct charge.

Call the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay at 302-855-9300 to call their Georgetown, Delaware criminal law office. Email the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay.

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