Rhode Island Disorderly Conduct Lawyer
Did you know that you can be charged with disorderly conduct for a wide variety of reasons? Disorderly conduct is often used as a “catch-all” for police to file charges. You don’t need to be presenting any serious danger to yourself or anyone else to end up with one of these nebulous charges. Call the legal office of Attorney Chad F. Bank at 401-229-5088 today if you are facing a disorderly conduct charge.
Police often use disorderly conduct charges as a way to keep the peace when people are being disruptive or making too much noise in public. Usually, this charge is considered a misdemeanor or an infraction. However, the charge can be considered a felony in some states if the disruptive behavior occurs near an airport or a funeral.
What is Disorderly Conduct?
A typical definition of disorderly conduct defines the offense in these ways:
A person who recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally:
(1) engages in fighting or in tumultuous conduct;
(2) makes unreasonable noise and continues to do so after being asked to stop; or
(3) disrupts a lawful assembly of persons;
commits disorderly conduct.
In the instance where you may have been arrested for fighting or being drunk in public, there are many defenses that Attorney Bank can discuss with you. It is important to have a consultation soon after the arrest so your recollection of the facts is as clear as possible. Arrests for disorderly conduct are more common than you may think, and Chad F. Bank has many years of experience successfully defending clients with this charge.
You will not be disappointed with the representation of Attorney Chad F. Bank. He is well established in the Rhode Island legal community and has been practicing law in the area for over a decade. Contact Attorney Bank to schedule your FREE consultation today at (401) 229-5088.