Disorderly Conduct for Arizona College Students
Disorderly conduct is a very broad crime that can be interpreted by police officers to include a wide range of behaviors that “disturb the peace.” With ASU officers patrolling the campus, disorderly conduct is a common charge for college students who are loud, fighting or engaging in otherwise disruptive behavior.
If you or your child has been charged with disorderly conduct, the attorneys at The Baker Law Firm, LLC in Phoenix can help. We are experienced at handling cases in criminal court and in representing students at ASU. Our lawyers can answer your questions about the legal process and how these charges can impact your future.
What Is Disorderly Conduct?
Many college students are unaware of what disorderly conduct is or even that it is a criminal offense. While it can include any type of behavior that disturbs the peace, some common examples are:
- Playing loud music or otherwise making loud noises
- Fighting and other physical altercations
- Public intoxication
- Yelling and abusive language
- Obscene gestures
- Loitering in certain areas
- Disrupting traffic or causing a commotion that disrupts a business
Often, disorderly conduct charges are combined with other offenses. If you were in a fight, you might also be facing charges for assault. If you were publicly intoxicated, you may be facing underage drinking charges. Whether you were arrested during a protest or after a fight on campus, we can defend you against all of the charges you face.
Penalties for Disorderly Conduct
Disorderly conduct is a class 1 misdemeanor in Arizona. This means that you could face up to $2,500 in fines and up to six months in jail. If you are an athlete who is convicted of a crime, you may be suspended from playing sports. There may also be repercussions with the ASU administration. Our attorneys will clearly explain the penalties you may be facing and we will aggressively pursue a dismissal of the charges or a reduction in the penalties you face.
Protect Your Rights After an Arrest
Contact an attorney at The Baker Law Firm, LLC to learn about your rights and how we can help you protect them. Call us at 602-842-0359 or contact us online to set up an appointment with a defense attorney at our firm.