Jacksonville Disorderly Conduct (Breach of Peace) Lawyer

helps people defend against
Disorderly Conduct
Disorderly Conduct, or commonly called Breach of Peace, cases often involve conduct or speech Constitutionally protected.  Call the experienced Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer of LGL to discuss your Disorderly Conduct case and whether you may have a viable Motion to Dismiss based on Constitutionally protected conduct and other potential options in your case.

What is Disorderly Conduct?

Disorderly Conduct is defined in Florida Statute Section 877.03  To prove the crime of Disorderly Conduct, the State must prove:
  • You
    • committed an act that was of a nature to
    •  corrupt the public morals, or
    • outrage the sense of public decency or
    • affect the peace and quiet of persons who may witness them or
    • engaged in brawling or fighting, or
    • engaged in such conduct as to constitute breach of peace or disorderly conduct.

What is the potential sentence for Disorderly Conduct?

Disorderly Conduct is a Second Degree Misdemeanor punishable by up to 60 days in jail.

What are possible defenses to Disorderly Conduct?

The most common defense to Disorderly Conduct is that your conduct or speech is constitutionally protected or it was not disorderly.  We are a nation that revels in our right to conduct civil disobedience.  Some conduct that the government deems a crime is simply civil disobedience.  There also may be diversion or negotiation options available that protect your record, prevent you from going to jail, and otherwise mitigate or prevent negative consequences.  Call us to discuss the facts of your case. 

If you or a loved one has been arrested for or accused of
Disorderly Conduct,

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney

904-642-3332 (Jacksonville)

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