Disorderly Conduct Defense
The crime of disorderly conduct is probably only of the most abused crimes by law enforcement agencies. Disorderly conduct is the catch all crime. If you haven’t done anything else but for some reason a law enforcement personnel has it out for you he will cite you with disorderly conduct. You can spend months in jail for disorderly conduct, so make sure you contact Utah Defenders to avoid jail time and to protect your rights.
What is Disorderly Conduct?
What constitutes disorderly conduct is very broad. Basically if you do not follow instructions to move away from a public place given to you by law enforcement personnel you can be charged with disorderly conduct. You can also be charged with disorderly conduct if you create a public annoyance or inconvenience or make too much noise or fight or obstruct vehicular or pedestrian traffic. To put it simply, it is very easy to commit disorderly conduct and just as easy to actually be cited for disorderly conduct.
First Amendment Issues
In disorderly conduct cases there often arises First Amendment issues. Many times law enforcement personnel will cite someone for disorderly conduct merely for protesting a policy or advocating an unpopular cause. In such situations the defendant’s rights to free speech may have been violated and can create a claim for a violation of civil rights against the law enforcement agency.
Utah Defenders Can Defend You Against Criminal Charges and can Prosecute Your Claim for Violation of Civil Rights
The Salt Lake City criminal defense lawyers at Utah Defenders are experienced criminal defense lawyers who know disorderly conduct charges front and back. We can also pursue a claim for violation of your civil rights if your First Amendment were violated by being cited with disorderly conduct.
Call us today at 801.618.1334 or email us and we’ll get you in for a free consultation with one of our Utah criminal defense attorneys – and we can do so many time on the same day. So contact us and get started on your defense against disorderly conduct charges.