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Under Ohio law, disorderly conduct is considered an "offense against the public peace" and can arise out of many different situations and circumstances. This can include loud parties, angry neighbors calling police, or refusing to disperse.
Considering the possibility for unnecessary punishment in cases that allegedly involve disorderly conduct, having an understanding of the laws that govern it, along with your options for fighting the charge will help you move through the process in an efficient and timely manner.
The first step that should be taken is to speak with a criminal defense attorney to figure out where you stand and what can be done about the pending criminal charge.
Dealing with a disorderly conduct allegation is an inconvenience that has the potential to follow you in the future if not dealt with in the proper manner. Working with a qualified Columbus attorney will help in making sure you do not approach the situation incorrectly.
Brian Joslyn, of the Joslyn Law Firm, is an experienced and aggressive attorney who is focused on protecting the rights of his clients while implementing a studied and effective defense strategy to fight the allegations. His legal knowledge and understanding will give you a greater chance at getting these charges reduced or possibly dismissed.
Call (614) 444-1900 or send an online message to set up a free and confidential consultation to discuss the specifics of your case with Brian today. The Joslyn Law Firm proudly represents individuals dealing with the criminal process in the Ohio counties of Delaware, Franklin, Madison, Licking, Fairfield and Pickaway.
According to Ohio Revised Code §2917.11, no person shall recklessly cause inconvenience, annoyance, or alarms to another by doing any of the following:
Furthermore, the statute also goes on to say that, no person, while voluntarily intoxicated, shall do either of the following:
In most instances, disorderly conduct is a minor misdemeanor, which comes with a presumptive sanction of up to $150 in fines.
On the other hand, disorderly conduct is a misdemeanor of the fourth degree if any of the following apply:
A misdemeanor of the fourth degree comes with a presumptive sentence of up to 30 days in jail and / or a fines of up to $250.
If you or a loved one is dealing with a disorderly conduct charge, take the steps necessary to clear your name and move on with your life. Call the Joslyn Law Firm at (614) 444-1900 to schedule a risk-free consultation with attorney Brian Joslyn today.
Brian represents individuals accused of criminal acts in and around the Ohio cities of Delaware, Powell, Dublin, Gahanna, Hilliard, Upper Arlington, Grove City, Minerva Park, Plain City, Newark, Pataskala, Lancaster, Bremen, Circleville, Ashville and New Holland, among others.