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Disorderly Conduct in Scottsdale and surrounding areas

According to ARS §13-2904, an individual can be charged with disorderly conduct if their knowing intention is to disturb the peace and quiet of a neighborhood, family, or another person.

What constitutes as disorderly conduct in Scottsdale are the following:

  • Fighting, engaging in violent or significantly disruptive behavior
  • Making unreasonable noise
  • Using abusive, offensive, or crude language or gestures in order to provoke an immediate physical reaction from the person or group it’s directed towards
  • Making any protracted commotion, sound, or display with an intention to prevent a transaction or business of a lawful meeting, gathering or procession
  • Refusing to comply with lawful direction with the purpose of maintaining public safety during a dangerous proximity, such as a fire, hazard, or other emergency
  • Handling, displaying, or discharging a deadly weapon with recklessness

What are the Penalties for Disorderly Conduct?

The penalties for disorderly conduct can be severe, which is why it is important to acquire the assistance of an experienced Scottsdale criminal defense lawyer. In most cases, disorderly conduct is considered a class 1 misdemeanor, which is the most serious type of misdemeanor.  This could lead to a maximum of six months in jail and up to $2,500 in fines.

However, if charged with disorderly conduct by “handling, displaying or discharging a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument with recklessness,” then the conviction is a class 6 felony. The consequences of a class 6 felony include a maximum prison sentence of two years, significant fines, and other penalties.

Not only does this crime carry severe punishments, but also a felony charge that can severely damage your reputation, making it difficult to register for college, apply for a job, secure housing, and other important services. With nearly two decades of expert legal experience, attorney Ryan M. Garvey possesses the comprehensive knowledge and skill set to aggressively defend your rights.  Call Sonoran Law Group to speak with him today at 480. 477-8040.