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Lawyer for Disorderly Conduct in Denver: How Disorderly Conduct is Charged

Posted by Terry O'Malley | Apr 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

Disorderly Conduct, C.R.S. 18-9-106, is often charged after normal activities get out of control in Denver, Douglas County and across Colorado. Think of college parties that become too rowdy and the neighbors call police, or an employee who makes an offensive gesture at another employee while at work. There are many different situations in which Disorderly Conduct charges can be filed across Colorado. If you've been charged with Disorderly Conduct anywhere in Colorado, call a top lawyer for Disorderly Conduct at our office immediately – we can make a difference.

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Disorderly Conduct in Arapahoe County, Colorado, C.R.S. 18-9-106

In Arapahoe County, Kit Carson County and across Colorado, Disorderly Conduct, C.R.S. 18-9-106, is charged whenever a person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly:

1.Makes a coarse and offensive utterance, gesture, or display in public and the utterance, gesture, or display breaches the peace;

2.Makes unreasonable noise in public or near a private residence he has no right to occupy;

3.Fights with another person in public (except in an amateur or professional contest of athletic skill);

4.Discharges a firearm in public (except when it's during a lawful target practice, while hunting or for a funeral of a veteran of the armed forces of the U.S.);

5.Not being a peace officer, displays a deadly weapon, displays any article used or fashioned in a way to cause someone to believe that article is a deadly weapon, or expresses in some way that they are armed with a deadly weapon in public in a manner calculated to alarm.

Sentencing for Disorderly Conduct in Jefferson County

In Jefferson County and Adams County, Colorado, the consequences of a Disorderly Conduct charge vary depending on the circumstances. For instance, an offense under (1) or (2) is a class 1 petty offense. If an offense was committed under (1) or (2) with intent to disrupt, impair, or interfere with a funeral, or with intent to cause severe emotional distress to a person attending a funeral, it is a class 2 misdemeanor.  An offense committed under (3) is a class 3 misdemeanor, while an offense committed under (4) or (5) is a class 2 misdemeanor. Each one of these outcomes can lead to Jefferson County jail time and possible fines. You should always consult an experienced lawyer for Disorderly Conduct in Colorado if you've been charged or accused of Disorderly Conduct.

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If you've been charged with Disorderly Conduct anywhere in Colorado, be wise and exercise your right to remain silent. Next, contact the a lawyer for Disorderly Conduct at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation

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