Disorderly Conduct Defense Lawyers in Galveston, TX
Formulating Customized & Effective Defenses to Help Resolve Your Charges
Disorderly conduct charges can arise from a disgruntled neighbor, spiteful ex or anyone who doesn’t agree with your actions and behavior. Even if you got into a fight that you did not instigate, participated in a protest or executed a prank that went awfully wrong, you could face these charges. Disorderly conduct accusations are unique in that they are somewhat subjective, therefore actions that seem “disorderly” to one person may appear completely acceptable to another. Thus, your disorderly conduct charges can simply depend on the perceptions of others, regardless of how accurate they appear.
Our Galveston disorderly conduct defense attorneys strongly believe that you don’t deserve to suffer criminal charges and penalties for your alleged actions. People make mistakes and end up on other people’s “bad sides” now and then, but freedom is not something they should lose as a consequence. As such, you can depend on Zendeh Del & Associates, PLLC to leverage our 70 combined years of experience and prosecutorial insights to build a hard-hitting defense on your behalf. When you do, you will soon learn why you made the right choice.
What Is Disorderly Conduct?
Chapter 42 of the Texas Penal Code states that a person commits the crime of disorderly conduct if they intentionally or knowingly:
- use abusive, indecent, profane, or vulgar language in a public place, and the language by its very utterance tends to incite an immediate breach of the peace
- make an offensive gesture or display in a public place, and the gesture or display tends to incite an immediate breach of the peace
- create, by chemical means, a noxious and unreasonable odor in a public place
- abuse or threaten a person in a public place in an obviously offensive manner
- make unreasonable noise in a public place other than a sport shooting range, or in or near a private residence that they have no right to occupy
- fight with another in a public place
- discharge a firearm in a public place other than a public road or a sport shooting range
- display a firearm or other deadly weapon in a public place in a manner calculated to alarm
- discharge a firearm on or across a public road
- expose their anus or genitals in a public place and is reckless about whether another may be present who will be offended or alarmed by their act
for a lewd or unlawful purpose:
- enter on the property of another and look into a dwelling on the property through any window or other opening in the dwelling
- while on the premises of a hotel or comparable establishment, look into a guest room not the person's own through a window or other opening in the room
- while on the premises of a public place, look into an area such as a restroom, shower stall, or changing or dressing room that is designed to provide privacy to a person using the area
If convicted of disorderly conduct in Texas, you may suffer a Class C misdemeanor charge punishable by a $500 fine. However, if your offense involved the following acts, you may get a Class B misdemeanor charge and thus suffer $2,000 fines and/or 180 days in jail:
- discharge of a firearm in a public place other than a public road or a sport shooting range
- display of a firearm or other deadly weapon in a public place in a manner calculated to alarm
Disorderly Conduct Defenses
Our disorderly conduct defense attorneys in Galveston are compassionate to your sensitive situation. We understand that your disorderly conduct allegations may be your first criminal charges and likely unexpected, as these charges can be subjective. As such, we are committed to exploring every legal avenue to determine the best possible options for your defense.
After closely evaluating the details surrounding your disorderly conduct charges, we may employ the following defenses:
- false allegations
- lack of proof beyond a reasonable doubt
- exercising of Constitutional rights
The strategies above are not comprehensive and may not apply to your individual case. That’s why we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with our Galveston disorderly conduct lawyers to discuss your situation and learn how our team can help. We are available for calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (409) 204-5566!
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