Utah Disorderly Conduct Defense Law Firm

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Have you been arrested for disorderly conduct? Disorderly conduct arrests are a widespread occurrence. The statute provides that these offenses occur when a person’s behavior rises to a level that causes a breach of the peace or causes a public safety concern. In most cases, it is the arresting officer’s subjective opinion as to when this occurs. However, often with these types of cases, there is a difference in how one may interpret each event to determine whether it rises to a criminal violation level. For instance, there may have been a violation of your First Amendment right to free speech, which was interpreted as a breach of the peace or public safety concern.



Defending Against Charges of Disorderly Conduct in Utah.

Our legal team at the Utah Criminal Defense Attorneys understands how frightening it can be to face criminal charges of disorderly conduct. We are completely devoted to ensuring that our clients receive the legal assistance they truly deserve to fight the charges they are facing. If you choose to work with our firm, you can breathe easier, knowing that you will not be alone in your efforts to be vindicated. A Salt Lake City disorderly conduct attorney at our firm, can help you if you are currently combating charges of this nature. With exhaustive preparation and meticulous care to detail, you can be confident that we will stop at nothing in our efforts to help you navigate the process as painlessly and easily as possible.

The Company Promise

Being charged with a crime is a very serious matter. If you have been charged you need a lawyer that will fight for you. We have worked on all types of criminal cases from misdemeanor traffic citations through serious first degree felonies. When you are charged with a crime, hiring a lawyer should be your first step. Give us a call for a free consultation.

Laws That Protect Your Rights.

The legislature has enacted a law that defines explicitly when someone is guilty of disorderly conduct:

76-9-102. Disorderly conduct.

(1) A person is guilty of disorderly conduct if:

(a) he refuses to comply with the lawful order of the police to move from a public place, or knowingly creates a hazardous or physically offensive condition, by any act which serves no legitimate purpose; or

(b) intending to cause public inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof, he:

(i) engages in fighting or violent, tumultuous, or threatening behavior;

(ii) makes unreasonable noises in a public place;

(iii) makes unreasonable noises in a private place which can be heard in a public place; or

(iv) obstructs vehicular or pedestrian traffic.

(2) “Public place,” for this section, means any place to which the public or a substantial group of the public has access and includes but is not limited to streets, highways, and the common areas of schools, hospitals, apartment houses, office buildings, transport facilities, and shops.

(3) Disorderly conduct is a class C misdemeanor if the offense continues after a person’s request to desist. Otherwise, it is an infraction.

Other Practice Areas:

  • Arson
  • Assault and Battery
  • Burglary and Robbery
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Crimes
  • DUI
  • Juvenile Criminal Defense
  • Probation and Parole Violations
  • Public Intoxication
  • Shoplifting and Theft
  • Weapons Offenses
  • White Collar Crimes

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