If you have been charged with disorderly conduct in Florida, then you may have a defense. Protected speech and self-defense are both defenses that are oftentimes successful when fighting a disorderly conduct case. Even if you don’t think you have a defense, you should always speak to an attorney to make sure you have a full understanding of how the law applies specifically to your case. If you want to know more about the protected speech defense, or if you want to speak to a lawyer about how to beat your disorderly conduct case in Florida, contact Matthew Williams now for a free consultation.
Disorderly conduct in Florida is defined under Florida Statute 877.03. A person commits the crime of disorderly conduct when they commit an act that corrupts the public morals, outrages the sense of public decency, or affects the peace and quiet of a person who may witness them, or when they engage in brawling, fighting, or other conduct that constitutes a breach of the peace.
Disorderly conduct is a first-degree misdemeanor, meaning you can be sentenced to up to one year in jail, or up to one year on probation and up to $1,000 in fines (you can also be sentenced to a jail sentence followed by probation but the total length of the sentence cannot exceed one year).
Criminal convictions carry severe consequences and can never be removed from your criminal record, even if the conviction was for a misdemeanor.
If you need an attorney who will advise you, fight for your rights, and do everything possible to protect your future, or if someone you know has been charged with disorderly conduct in Florida then contact Matthew Williams now for a free consultation.