Disorderly conduct is an offense that covers a multitude of behaviors. The idea behind the statute is to prohibit disturbing the public peace. If you have been charged with disorderly conduct in Ohio, you should immediately contact an experienced disorderly conduct lawyer in Columbus, Ohio.
Disorderly conduct is generally classified as a minor misdemeanor and often referred to as DCMM. Minor misdemeanors are punishable by fines, court costs, community service, and restitution where applicable.
Disorderly conduct is a misdemeanor of the fourth degree, DCM4, where any of the following apply:
A misdemeanor of the fourth degree is punishable by up to 30 days in jail, a $250 fine, court costs, community service, restitution, and treatment.
Being charged with disorderly conduct can happen to anyone. It is somewhat of a catch-all offense handed out when an officer feels someone has gone beyond their freedom of speech or expression. If you or a loved one have been charged with disorderly conduct, call The Maher Law Firm at 614-205-2208 for a free consultation with an experienced Columbus Ohio disorderly conduct lawyer.