Disorderly Conduct Defense Lawyers Serving East Lansing And Beyond
Drunk and disorderly, or disorderly conduct, is codified under MCL 750.167.
A disorderly individual is a person who is intoxicated in a public place and/or who is either endangering directly the safety of another person or of property or is acting in a manner that causes a public disturbance. A disorderly person is also one who is engaged in indecent or obscene conduct in a public place. Either one of these could apply to someone who urinates in public.
Anyone who disturbs the public peace and quiet by loud or boisterous conduct or by engaging in any disturbance, fight, brawl or quarrel in any public place could also end up with a disorderly conduct charge.
What Is Considered Disorderly Conduct in Michigan?
Behavior that can result in a charge of disorderly conduct includes:
- Talking back to a police officer.
- Being involved in a fight.
- Breaking a glass bottle.
- Urinating in public.
- Any behavior that involves consuming alcohol and bad behavior.
Disorderly Conduct In East Lansing
Students at Michigan State University can face criminal charges for disorderly conduct as well as consequences from the school. East Lansing City Ordinance Sec. 26-52 considers the following to be disorderly conduct, among other offenses:
- Public intoxication that endangers the safety of other people or property
- Public urination, defecation or spitting
- Rioting or assembling with four or more individuals to destruct public or private property
- Knowingly remaining on any public property after an announcement has been made that such assembly is unlawful
According to the city ordinance, disorderly conduct can carry sentencing of up to 90 days in jail and fines of up to $500. Depending on your case, you may face fines or jail – sometimes a combination of both.
Bahrie Law Offers Our Clients Aggressive Representation
If you have been charged with disorderly conduct or a comparable crime, consult with Bahrie Law, PLLC immediately. A conviction, especially a criminal one, can have very serious repercussions and end up making life more difficult for a long time to come. We will review the charges, review your case, and review your records.
Based on that, we will fight to dismiss the charges, negotiate a plea bargain, or fight the charge all the way to trial. Speaking to an attorney today is going to be the best course to ensure your rights are protected, as well as make certain that the strongest possible defense is presented for your case.
Call us at 888-473-1289 and receive a free evaluation of your case. We frequently represent Michigan State University students who are facing disorderly conduct charges and other criminal charges.