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Disorderly Conduct

Charges concerning disorderly conduct in Florida encompass a very confusing part of the law. Many people arrested for disorderly conduct in Florida erroneously believe that they cannot fight these kinds of charges. However, the result of being found guilty of disorderly conduct in Florida can be a negative entry on one's criminal history. This alone can influence a person's ability to obtain gainful employment, get credit, or even rent an apartment.

 

In addition, disorderly conduct charges can result in substantial fines to the city or county that has jurisdiction. Experienced Florida criminal defense attorneys know how to fight disorderly conduct charges so that minimal damage is done to one's reputation and criminal history. If you or someone you know has been arrested for disorderly conduct, let a good Florida criminal defense attorney review the case for free.

 

Florida Disorderly Conduct Laws

Disorderly conduct charges are also sometimes referred to as “disturbing the peace.” Under Florida law, disorderly conduct is an offense that involves a person acting in such a manner as to cause a “breach of the peace.” Because of this, disorderly conduct can encompass a broad range of actions, including:

 

  • Outraging public decency
  • Disturbing the peace and quiet of those in the vicinity
  • Corrupting public morals
  • Fighting or brawling

 

When it comes to being charged with disorderly conduct in Florida, it is good to have a criminal defense attorney that sympathizes with your situation. There are times when simply asking a law enforcement officer a question or expressing your right to free speech can be misconstrued. You may find yourself facing criminal charges simply because a police officer feels the need to exercise his power of authority over you.

 

Because the language of the laws pertaining to disorderly conduct in the state of Florida is subjective, the terms of arrest are often questionable. This means that disputing the validity of a disorderly conduct arrest is often simpler than many people realize. An experienced Florida criminal defense attorney can argue for a dismissal based on lack of evidence. In addition, a criminal defense attorney can argue that the actions did not meet the standard of a “threat to the safety of other people,” as required by Florida law.

 

If convicted, the maximum penalty for disorderly conduct in Florida is 12 months in jail, along with a fine of $1,000. Despite the circumstances surrounding a disorderly conduct arrest, the penalties can be quite severe. It is important to consult with a Florida criminal defense attorney about these charges before trying to handle the case on your own.

 

If you or someone you know has been arrested for disorderly conduct in Pensacola or the surrounding area, call T. Andrew Marks for a free case review today. He can answer questions about your case directly over the phone or help you schedule an appointment for a free consultation.

 
 
   

Assault & Battery

Community Control Violations

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly Intoxication

Domestic Violence

Drug Crimes & Drug Trafficking

Drunk Driving

DUI & BUI

Expungment

Forgery & Counterfeiting

Juvenile Crimes

License Revocation

Probation Violations

Resisting without Violence

Sex Crimes

Stalking

Theft Crimes

Traffic Offenses

Weapons Offenses

White Collar Crime

Worthless Check Offenses

 

WHY T. ANDREW MARKS?

Andrew has represented thousands of criminal defense clients, which include over 100 jury trials to verdict. Andrew vigorously defends his clients' legal rights through aggressive representation. Plus, he will personally return your call!
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ABOUT T. ANDREW MARKS

Andrew Marks is Florida criminal defense attorney. Based in Pensacola, he represents adult and juvenile clients charged with misdemeanors & felonies in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties in Florida.
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T. Andrew Marks represents clients who have been arrested in Florida for Assault & Battery, BUI, DUI, Forgery, Kidnapping, Restraining Orders, Lewd or Lascivious Conduct, Robbery & Theft, Sexual Battery, Weapons & Firearms, Worthless Checks, Burglary, Domestic Violence, DOMV Injunctions, Drugs, Driving Under the Influence, False Domestic Charges, Felony Sentencing, Forgery & Counterfeiting, Resisting With Violence, Resisting Without Violence, Stalking, Traffic Offenses, White Collar Crime, Disorderly Conduct, Drunk Driving, Expungement, Juvenile Crimes, Probation Violation, Sex Crimes, serving all clients throughout Florida, including Escambia County, Santa Rosa County, Okaloosa County, Walton County, Holmes County, Pensacola, Perdido, Cantonment, Jay, Beulah, Milton, Pace, Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Fort Walton Beach, Eglin AFB, Pensacola NAS, Destin, Crestview, Niceville, Valparaiso, Sandestin, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach.