Disorderly Conduct

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WHY YOU NEED A CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY ON YOUR SIDE

Disorderly conduct is a gross misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a fine of $1,000. There are four basic things that can happen that lead to a charge of disorderly conduct:

  • A person allegedly used abusive language and thereby intentionally creates a risk of assault towards another person
  • A person allegedly intentionally disrupted any lawful assembly or meeting of persons without lawful authority to do so
  • A person allegedly intentionally obstructed vehicular or pedestrian traffic without lawful authority
  • A person allegedly ntentionally engaged in fighting or in tumultuous conduct or makes unreasonable noise, within five hundred feet of the location where a funeral or burial is being performed, a funeral home during the viewing of a deceased person, or a funeral procession.

Disorderly conduct is a charge that can be different depending on the jurisdiction in which the crime is alleged to have been committed. Some cities have enacted their own municipal codes to amend state law. If you have been charged with disorderly conduct, it is very important that you take the necessary steps to protect your rights and your freedom. You can receive the legal advice that you need to give you an enhanced chance at success in your case by contacting a knowledgeable attorney. 

If you are facing criminal charges, you are probably feeling anxious or apprehensive about your future. Criminal charges in Washington can result in jail time, hefty fines, community service and probations. These punishments can be enhanced depending upon the circumstances of your case and your prior criminal record. Many individuals make the mistake of refusing legal help due to the fact that they have no criminal history. Unfortunately, this fact will not necessarily help your case. A Seattle criminal defense attorney who is familiar with the Washington legal system can fully review every aspect of your case in order to give you the best possible defense.

CHARGED WITH A CRIME IN WASHINGTON?

When you are facing charges, you will want to do everything you can to defend yourself. Statistically speaking, individuals who utilize the representation and assistance of a legal professional during a criminal case achieve better results than those who do not work with an attorney. When you are looking for an experienced Seattle obstruction lawyer, you can contact Baker, Lewis, Schwisow & Laws, PLLC to provide you with the experienced and aggressive defense that you need.

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