If you have been accused of disorderly conduct it is typically because the police are alleging through your actions or words that you were plainly likely to breach the peace. This can happen by provoking retaliation or by getting into a fight itself. Disorderly conduct is a very common charge, it usually happens in accordance with drinking, but not always. Officers do like to charge this offense when they cannot think of another offense to charge. When officers do this, it gives us more ground to challenge the accusation. Most cases involving disorderly conduct are challenged on the statute itself North Carolina Code, § 14 288.4, because the language only makes it a crime for certain limited actions.
Many officers believe disorderly conduct is broader than the statute indicates, because of this it is a charge worth fighting. Come in for a free consultation* and let us talk to you about your situation and what we can do to help. With two convenient locations, in Charlotte and Concord, we serve all surrounding areas with ease and convenience. Let our experience fighting the court system help you. Disorderly conduct is a Class 2 Misdemeanor and while it may or may not be eligible for jail time, it is important that you fight to keep it off of your record. Please talk to a Charlotte criminal defense lawyer or Concord criminal lawyer from our legal team at The Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC.
For a free consultation*, please contact a Charlotte criminal defense attorney or Concord defense lawyer from our team of professionals.