Mankato Disorderly Conduct Lawyer
There are times when individuals are placed in situations that they may not know how to handle, causing them to act out in ways they would not normally act out. Perhaps the individual is provoked by another, causing them to act in an uncharacteristic way. When that is the case in a public place, a person can be charged with disorderly conduct. If convicted of disorderly conduct, the penalties could be community service, fines, and jail time.
Nonetheless, it is important to keep in mind that a disorderly conduct charge doesn’t necessary mean that there will be a conviction. With the help of an experienced Southern Minnesota criminal defense lawyer aggressively representing you and fighting for your rights, you can receive the best possible result in your case.
Experienced With All Types Of Disorderly Conduct
There are different forms of disorderly conduct. The following are examples:
- Disturbing a lawful assembly or meeting
- Brawling or fighting
- Engaging in abusive behavior
- Offensive or noisy conduct that consists of abusive and obscene language
- An act that is intended to cause anger, alarm, or resentment
Some people who have been charged with disorderly conduct have a misconception that these acts are not serious. Although disorderly conduct is a misdemeanor offense, it will follow you around on your criminal record. There is also a criminal penalty of 90 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. It does come with consequences that are in your best interest to try and avoid.
Fighting For Your Future
Some individuals are surprised when they find that a misdemeanor causes them issues with finding a place to live or finding a job because the landlord or employer did a background check on them. Depending on the employer or landlord, they may not want to risk any episodes of disorderly conduct, even if that was your first offense and even if you are not the type of person to act out.
This is why it is important that your Mankato criminal defense lawyer get to the bottom of the matter. Sometimes this can be used as a catch-all criminal act and it can also be open to perception. What law enforcement may have perceived as disorderly conduct may not have been at all. Whatever the reason for the charge, your attorney will look at the issue in-depth and determine what happened, what led to the charge, and show the facts that work in your favor. That way you can put the disorderly conduct charge behind you.
Contact A Mankato Criminal Defense Attorney
Disorderly conduct may not seem like a serious criminal offense, but it is one that can result in criminal and collateral consequences that can follow you around for years. If you have been charged, the representation of an experienced Mankato criminal defense attorney can make a difference in your case. To learn more, call the Rosengren, Kohlmeyer & Hagen Law Office, Chtd. at 507-625-5000 for an initial.