Disorderly Conduct Laws and Penalties
In an effort to keep communities running smoothly, calmly, and peacefully, states and municipalities have numerous laws that limit what people can do.
Disturbing the Peace
Disturbing the peace, also known as a breach of the peace, disorderly conduct, or by similar terms, occurs whenever someone acts in a way that disrupts the public order or disturbs the peace and tranquility of the community.
What is a vagrancy charge?
Historically, vagrancy laws were misdemeanors. Today, disorderly conduct and public intoxication are misdemeanors.
The path of a criminal case through the courts is complicated. The way cases are handled varies from state to state and county to county. If you've been charged with a crime, you'll want to talk to a lawyer familiar with your area and courts.