Santa Barbara Disorderly Conduct Attorneys
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Disorderly conduct is an ambiguous offense which includes a variety of situations related to disruptions of public order. Due to the broadness of this crime, law enforcement can get mad at you for any reason, claim you caused a disruption, and arrest you.
If you have been arrested for disorderly conduct, our Santa Barbara criminal defense lawyers at Appel & Morse are ready to help you get your charges reduced or your case entirely dismissed. We can investigate your arrest and determine whether or not police deviated from protocols in order to develop an aggressive and personalized defense strategy for you.
Why Hire Appel & Morse?
- We offer free criminal consultations.
- We share more than 3 decades of legal experience.
- We accommodate with flexible appointment times.
- We also provide flat fees and payment options.
Call (805) 467-6060 to learn more about your legal options today!
What is Considered Disorderly Conduct?
Disorderly conduct is defined differently by different states and municipalities. These crimes are also sometimes called disturbing the peace or breach of peace. Under California law, disorderly conduct is defined as conduct that “disrupts public order.” Disorderly conduct is considered a misdemeanor, which is punishable by a maximum jail sentence of six months and a fine of up to $1,000.
Common offenses prosecuted under the disorderly conduct law include:
- Public drunkenness/intoxication
- Window peeping
You don’t want to place yourself in a situation where you have to explain why you have a disorderly conduct conviction to a future employer. However, since a background check will be performed, you may simply not be offered the job based on your criminal record.
Put 40+ Years of Experience On Your Side
At Appel & Morse, we have been successfully protecting the rights, reputations, and freedom of all our clients for over 40 years. As former prosecutors, our Santa Barbara criminal defense lawyers can anticipate how the prosecution will approach your case in order to adequately counter their argument. We can ensure that you will be given the fair treatment you deserve in the courtroom.
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