Disorderly Conduct

New York City Disorderly Conduct Attorney

Defending Against Disorderly Conduct Charges in New York

In the landscape of New York City, incidents of disorderly conduct can sometimes arise due to many factors. When facing such charges, it's essential to have a skilled criminal defense team on your side. At Gannes & Musico, LLP, our New York City disorderly conduct attorneys are here to offer you effective legal representation and guidance, ensuring your rights are protected and your case is dealt with the utmost professionalism.


Call Gannes & Musico, LLP today at (877) 803-2603 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our disorderly conduct lawyer in New York City.


What is Disorderly Conduct?

Disorderly conduct, in the context of New York law, encompasses a broad range of behaviors that can disturb the peace or incite disruptive situations. This can include but is not limited to committing violent, tumultuous, or threatening behavior, making excessive noise, using abusive or obscene language in public spaces, obstructing vehicular or pedestrian traffic, and creating hazardous conditions. These actions, if left unchecked, can potentially lead to public disturbances and jeopardize the safety and tranquility of the community.

What are the Penalties for Disorderly Conduct in New York?

In New York, disorderly conduct is classified as a violation rather than a misdemeanor or felony. However, this doesn't mean the consequences should be taken lightly. Violations can still result in fines, community service, and even a potential jail term. Individuals found guilty of disorderly conduct may face penalties of up to 15 days in jail and fines of up to $250. Such charges can extend beyond legal repercussions, affecting your personal and professional life. A disorderly conduct conviction on your record might tarnish your reputation and limit future opportunities.

Defenses Against Disorderly Conduct Charges

When accused of disorderly conduct, there are various defenses that our skilled attorneys may be able to employ, including:

  • Lack of Intent: Disorderly conduct charges often require proving that you intended to cause public inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm. It can be a strong defense strategy if your actions were unintentional or misconstrued.
  • Free Speech Protection: In some instances, disorderly conduct charges can arise from exercising your right to free speech. If your actions were within the boundaries of protected speech, we can argue that your conduct is not criminal.
  • Lack of Evidence: Our legal team will thoroughly examine the evidence against you, ensuring it was lawfully obtained and supports the allegations. Weak or insufficient evidence can weaken the prosecution's case.
  • Unlawful Arrest: If your arrest was conducted without proper cause or your rights were violated during the arrest, it can be grounds for a dismissal of charges.
  • Self-Defense or Necessity: If your actions resulted from self-defense or were necessary to prevent harm to yourself or others, we can build a strong defense strategy based on these circumstances.

Contact Our New York City Disorderly Conduct Lawyer Today

Navigating disorderly conduct charges in the bustling metropolis of New York City requires a legal team to understand the intricacies of local laws and court procedures. At Gannes & Musico, LLP, we recognize the stress and uncertainty that comes with such allegations, and we are committed to guiding you through the legal process with clarity and compassion. We will give you the insights and guidance you need to make informed decisions about your case. Your future is important to us, and we are here to fight for your rights and protect your interests every step of the way.


Contact Gannes & Musico, LLP today to get started with our New York City disorderly conduct attorney.


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