Disorderly conduct charges in Denver can result from creating excessive noise, fighting in public, or showing a weapon. Sometimes defendants aren’t quite sure what they did that qualifies as disorderly conduct. Police are known to arrest several people when public fights occur or in certain protest situations as they’re not always sure who did what and when. Whether you’re being accused of disorderly conduct in municipal court or county court, contacting a skilled defense attorney early on can be especially beneficial. Below we discuss disorderly conduct in further detail and ways we can help you with your unique case.
Denver County Disorderly Conduct Law
Denver County’s disorderly conduct law prohibits behaviors that qualify as disrupting public peace. CRS 18-9-106 provides definitions for disorderly conduct throughout Colorado. You commit this offense in Denver, Cherry Creek, or Montbello if you:
- intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly,
- make offensive gestures, utterances, or displays in public,
- create unreasonable noise in public or near private residences,
- fight or brawl in public,
- discharge a firearm in public,
- display a deadly weapon or something meant to look like one
Yelling and cursing in a neighborhood or in the local park is a common behavior that can be considered disorderly conduct. Disorderly conduct can also accompany other charges like assault, criminal mischief, or a traffic offense.
What are the Consequences of Disorderly Conduct in Denver?
Each disorderly conduct case is different. As a result, the penalties differ as well. Disorderly conduct charges in county court range from a petty offense up to a class 1 misdemeanor. A conviction can result in up to 12 months in county jail and a maximum fine of $1,000.
Denver’s Top Criminal Defense Attorney
Just because you’ve been charged with disorderly conduct doesn’t mean you’re guilty. We have decades of combined experience successfully representing clients facing disorderly conduct charges throughout Colorado’s Front Range. Perhaps you were simply exercising free speech or your actions in a fight were those of self-defense. Nevertheless, contact our office for a free, confidential consultation with one of our seasoned defense attorneys. We will carefully look through your case, as well as suggest next steps in your defense. We offer affordable fees and flexible payment plans so that skilled representation is a reality for those facing allegations.
So, if you or someone you know is facing disorderly conduct charges in the Denver area, be mart. Contact the strategic criminal defense team at Sawyer Legal Group, LLC at 303-830-0880. Don’t talk to the police – talk to us.
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