Arizona Misdemeanor Defense Lawyers
In the State of Arizona, disorderly conduct is very common, but also carries stiff penalties in certain cases. As a misdemeanor, you may still be facing jail time, probation, fines or fees. In fact, this particular charge could land you in for up to six months. Having the right lawyer working on your behalf is very important to assist in avoiding a situation that could alter the rest of your life.
What is considered disorderly conduct?
This term is also known as “disturbing the peace,” which although common, is considered criminal. Circumstances deemed disorderly include unreasonable noise; causing a commotion to disrupt the order of business; reckless displays or handling of a firearm; fighting or disruptive behavior; failure to vacate an area when directed by law enforcement or other officials; and fighting or other disruptive behavior.
If you are charged with reckless display and handling of a firearm or other weapon considered harmful and potentially dangerous, the charge could easily be elevated to a class 6 felony, which carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison, and designation as a convicted felon.
What are some common defense strategies for misdemeanor disorderly conduct?
Since disorderly conduct can be subjective based on the circumstances, there are a number of defenses available to handle your case:
This comes into play when there are a number of witnesses who can testify on your behalf and challenge the claims and testimony of the arresting officer. If there is no concrete evidence brought forward, these charges may be dismissed.
Violation of Rights Granted by the Constitution
Freedom of speech does have some leeway. Citizens have a right to free speech and can assemble peacefully. IF it is proven that no abusive or offensive language was used, there is no case.
There are cases where some part of the case will prevent the prosecution from moving forward. These reasons vary from charges being pursued in the wrong jurisdiction, a time limit has elapsed, or some other cause that is a justifiably reasonable defense.
If the charge was brought against you while you were acting in self-defense due to you being provoked or threatened, we can work on your behalf to get those charges dropped.
Having the right team on your side makes a difference. The attorneys at The R&R Law Group are experienced in handling misdemeanor disorderly conduct cases in a swift and aggressive manner. You should never put yourself in a position where you feel that you have no recourse against the law. Getting representation should always be the first priority!
We work to protect your rights and look out for your best interest to make sure you have a winning chance at keeping your future bright and conviction free! For more information on how we can assist you in your time of need, contact an attorney at our law office today!