Disorderly conduct is a criminal offense in Maine for which jail time is a possibility. If you or someone you care about have been arrested for disorderly conduct, call our law office today. A local criminal attorney in Maine can significantly increase the chances of avoiding a conviction.
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Examples of Disorderly Conduct
The most common applications of the disorderly conduct offense are 1. Intentionally or recklessly causing public annoyance to others by making unreasonably loud noises, and 2. Engaging in public fighting.
Some examples of disorderly conduct in Maine are:
- An altercation at a pub or bar
- Fighting in public
- Creating a false alarm
- Disturbing the peace
- Public intoxication
A disorderly is often associated with other charges or non-criminal violations resulting from the same event. Each charge will need to be thoroughly analyzed by a local defense attorney who understands the laws.
An experienced criminal lawyer in Maine knows how laws can be misapplied and can spot inconsistencies when the law is viewed in conjunction with the evidence and your constitutional rights.