Disorderly conduct is one of the charges we are starting to see more frequently. Especially against people who protest in Texas. Disorderly conduct can be charged as a class c or class b misdemeanor depending upon the conduct leading to the charge.
Class C Misdemeanor
You may be charged with disorderly conduct as a class c misdemeanor if you intentionally or knowingly:
- Use abusive, indecent, profane, or vulgar language in a public place, which tends to incite an immediate breach of the peace;
- Make an offensive gesture or display in a public place, which 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 you have no right to occupy;
- Fight with another in a public place;
- Discharge a firearm on or across a public road;
- Expose your anus or genitals in a public place;
- Enter on the property of another and look into any window or other opening in the dwelling;
- While on the premises of a hotel or comparable establishment, look into anothers guest room through a window or other opening in the room; or
- While on the premises of a public place, look into an area such as a restroom or shower stall or changing or dressing room that is designed to provide privacy to a person using the area.
Class B Misdemeanor
You may be charged with a class b misdemeanor disorderly conduct if you:
- Discharge a firearm in a public place other than a public road or a sport shooting range; or
- Display a firearm or other deadly weapon in a public place in a manner calculated to alarm.
If you have been arrested or even ticketed for disorderly conduct, do not attempt to handle it on your own. Call an attorney. Do not lose time in court or even possible jail time. Get professional help from an attorney.