Being loud, offensive, or facilitating a display that breaches peace is charged as Disorderly Conduct in Denver, Aurora, and Castle Rock. I read a completely ridiculous story about a woman getting charged with this crime after scaring horses while walking around in a T-Rex costume. According to the report, the woman was walking around outside in the costume when she came across the horse drawn carriage. The driver told the woman to back off, but she didn't' and the horses were spooked. The woman was initially charged with Disorderly Conduct, but later the charges were dropped.
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Douglas County Scaring Horses Disorderly Conduct Lawyer: Definition of Disorderly Conduct in Arapahoe County
The Douglas and Arapahoe County, Colorado law definition of Disorderly Conduct – C.R.S. 18-9-106 – is:
“A person commits disorderly conduct if he or she intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly:
(a) Makes a coarse and obviously offensive utterance, gesture, or display in a public place and the utterance, gesture, or display tends to incite an immediate breach of the peace; or
(c) Makes unreasonable noise in a public place or near a private residence that he has no right to occupy; or
(d) Fights with another in a public place except in an amateur or professional contest of athletic skill; or
(e) Not being a peace officer, discharges a firearm in a public place except when engaged in lawful target practice or hunting or the ritual discharge of blank ammunition cartridges as an attendee at a funeral for a deceased person who was a veteran of the armed forces of the United States; or
(f) Not being a peace officer, displays a deadly weapon, displays any article used or fashioned in a manner to cause a person to reasonably believe that the article is a deadly weapon, or represents verbally or otherwise that he or she is armed with a deadly weapon in a public place in a manner calculated to alarm.”
Based on the information from the article, the woman would likely have been charged under subsection (a) for causing a display that incited an immediate breach of peace.
Sentence for Disorderly Conduct in Adams and Jefferson County
A charge for disorderly conduct under subsection (a) is a class 1 petty offense, which is punishable by up to six months in the Jefferson or Adams County Jail and up to $500 in fines.
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