Misdemeanor Crime Attorneys West Chester
One of the most common misdemeanor offenses in Pennsylvania, particularly near the colleges and universities, is Disorderly Conduct. Disorderly Conduct can be the result of too much alcohol consumption, which can lead to use of poor judgement and ignorance regarding local laws. It can also be used as a catch all charge for several minor offenses. Generally, Disorderly Conduct can include any type of unruly behavior that provokes a disturbance. Certain types of misdemeanors can result in jail time depending on the various misdemeanor categories. Also, disorderly conduct and other misdemeanors can also be bundled in with other more serious charges.
Examples of Pennsylvania Misdemeanors
- Public Drunkenness
- Terroristic Threats
- Disturbing the Peace
- Petty Theft
- Disorderly Conduct
- Simple Assault
- Marijuana Possession
Misdemeanor and Disorderly Conduct Penalties
Initially a Disorderly Conduct charge may seem minor and insignificant. However, it is important to know that Disorderly Conduct and Misdemeanors in Pennsylvania are prosecutable offense that can lead to fines, jail time and other types of punishment if convicted. Having a Disorderly Conduct conviction on your record can also hinder your ability to pursue certain educational and career opportunities. A first time offender’s disorderly conduct charge is normally very light and is treated as a misdemeanor. A repeat offender or someone with a more serious criminal background can face much harsher consequences.
Contact a Skilled Paoli Misdemeanor Lawyer
With the wide range of behaviors that can constitute Disorderly Conduct it is important to discuss your case with a knowledgeable attorney who knows local laws & regulations that govern a Disorderly Conduct charge. Call The Law Office of Donze & Donze at 610-444-8018. Or click here to send an email.
The Chester County criminal defense lawyers at Donze & Donze proudly serve all of Chester County including Avondale, Avon Grove, Downingtown, New London, Kennett Square, West Chester, Devon, Chadds Ford, Oxford, Valley Forge, Coatesville, Malvern, Paoli, Unionville and West Grove, Pennsylvania.