The attorneys at Chieppor & Egner LLC represent individuals charged with all manner of criminal offenses, including disorderly conduct and similar charges. Disorderly conduct is defined under the Pennsylvania Criminal Code as a person who had the “intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk.” Some examples include:
Examples of disorderly conduct include having a loud party at your home, fighting in a public place or yelling obscenities. It is also frequently charged against those who urinate in public.
Being charged with disorderly conduct in Pennsylvania is typically a summary offense, but in some circumstances can be classified as a misdemeanor depending on the severity of the behavior. Any charge of disorderly conduct should be fought because even a summary conviction will be on your criminal history and cannot be expunged for five years.
Penalties for disorderly conduct as a summary offense, if convicted:
Penalties for disorderly conduct as a misdemeanor, if convicted:
If you are a minor (under the age of 18) and convicted of disorderly conduct, you will face the following penalties:
Our attorneys can help you contest the charges or otherwise resolve them in the most favorable manner available.