Police were called when a young French immigrant engaged in a late night heated argument with her fiancé. The Police witnessed the woman becoming increasingly angry and then she hit her fiancé with a closed fist. The police felt the woman was intoxicated and arrested her for Disorderly Conduct.
Disorderly Conduct in Florida
Disorderly conduct is defined as any person that commits an act that the public would be corrupted by. It could also affect the peace and quiet of a person who witnesses them. A breach of peace would be considered if there is any fighting or brawling.
Penalties for disorderly conduct in Florida include up to 60 days in jail, up to 6 months of probation, and a fine of $500.
Examples of disorderly conduct include public intoxication, inciting a riot, using abusive language, encounters with law enforcement that is non-violent, and obstructing traffic.
Defenses to Disorderly Conduct
The following defenses can be used in a disorderly conduct case:
- You were on property that was private
- You have been protected by your first amendment rights
What You Should Look For In a Disorderly Conduct Lawyer
When looking for a disorderly conduct lawyer, there are a few things that one needs to look for. First off, make sure that your attorney can handle aggressive negotiations. You do not want someone in the courtroom that will buckle at what the prosecution says.
You will also want an attorney that has excellent communication skills. Both with you and the other attorney. These skills are crucial for getting the most out of your attorney.
The attorney you hire should also have an genuine passion for the law. Being a lawyer should not just be a job for them. But rather, they should share in the victories that they win for their clients when they win the cases for them.
Pick an attorney that you can trust and will fight hard for you. Look at their track record before deciding if you want them to represent you.
Musca Law Firm
If you have been charged with disorderly conduct, legal representation will be needed. Musca Law Firm in Florida serves the entire state with have many offices located in various cities. A 24-hour answering service is used as we realize life’s issues happen sometimes at the most inopportune times.
Our attorneys offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Once we have all the facts, we begin working on the defense for your case. We gather any witnesses if there were any, and we find any weaknesses in the prosecution’s case.
Please call us today at (888) 484-5057 to schedule your free no-obligation appointment.
RESULT: Through careful, skilled negotiations with the State Prosecutor, we effectively advocated on behalf of our Client. Our Musca Law Defense Attorney convinced the State that our Client’s actions did not meet the standard of a “ threat to the safety of other people,” as required under Florida Law to prove Disorderly Conduct. The Court withheld adjudication, resulting in no formal finding of guilt for our Client.