It is surprisingly easy how horsing around with your friends can turn into something much more serious. Especially if you have been drinking. If this has happened to you and you are now facing disorderly conduct charges, it is important to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney to avoid paying large fines, spending time in jail and gaining a bad reputation and a criminal record.
At LaTulip Law Offices, P.C., we are here to help when you have found yourself in a bad situation and just want to put it behind you. Contact our disorderly conduct attorney to schedule an appointment today.
Northwest Indiana, Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton, and Jasper County Public Intoxication Defense Lawyer
Our disorderly conduct lawyer will fight for your rights when you have been charged with felony or misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Under Indiana law, disorderly conduct is considered a crime against the public health, in which a person fights or engages in tumultuous conduct that results in making unreasonable noise that disrupts a group of people.
You may be charged with a D felony if your disorderly conduct is committed:
~In an airport, including the parking area
~Within 500 feet of a burial being performed or a funeral service, or if it adversely affects the funeral, burial or viewing
The lowest degree of disorderly conduct, a B misdemeanor, is punishable by up to 180 days in jail, in addition to a substantial fine. If charged with disorderly conduct as a D felony, you may be sentenced to six months to three years in jail if convicted.
The actions that fall under “disorderly conduct” are broad and often used by police officers when they have no other reason to take you into custody.
Matt LaTulip is a fighter — he is here to fight for protection of your rights and future freedom. In some cases, he may be able to seek deferred prosecution, so that the charge eventually goes away if you are not charged with any other crimes. Further, disorderly conduct is often charged in conjunction with public intoxication, assault or vandalism — he may be able to seek deferral of the disorderly conduct charges to lessen your sentence.
Northwest Indiana Disorderly Conduct Defense Attorney
If you have been arresting for being drunk in public or other disorderly conduct, call us at (219) 756-7600 or contact our Disorderly Conduct or Public Intoxication attorney to defend against Disorderly Conduct or Public Intoxication charges in Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton, Jasper County and throughout all of Northwest Indiana. Initial consultations and case evaluations by attorney Matt LaTulip are confidential and free of charge on any case.