A broad law as written in Wisconsin statutes, disorderly conduct can include many behaviors. Being charged with a crime can be very stressful and perhaps frightening. If you are facing disorderly conduct charges in Wisconsin, I can help.Charged with a crime in Wisconsin? Please call (888) 828-6041.
Your disorderly conduct charge likely came as a real surprise to you. Because of the nature of the law, you were probably unaware that you were doing anything criminal. Now, however, you are facing criminal charges and likely unsure of where to turn.
I want to hear about your case. Perhaps your actions were misinterpreted by police and you are not guilty of disorderly conduct at all. But in order for me to make an accurate evaluation of your case, I need to hear from you.
Having a skilled defense lawyer can be critical to getting the best results in court. The laws were written for lawyers. Were they easy to understand, everyone would be able to represent themselves. Due to my experience and knowledge of the system, I understand the Wisconsin laws and the criminal court process.
I have gained respect from both my colleagues in the Wisconsin criminal courts, as well as my clients. I want the opportunity to gain your respect. I know what you are up against and want to help.
Wisconsin Disorderly Conduct Laws & Penalties
Wisconsin law defines disorderly conduct as: violent, abusive, indecent, profane, boisterous, unreasonably loud or “otherwise disorderly conduct” committed in a public or private place where the conduct tends to cause a disturbance.
An extremely simple, yet vague definition, disorderly conduct is open to interpretation. It is easy to see how many different behaviors could be lumped together as “disorderly conduct”. It would be my task, as your attorney to show the court that your behavior did not fit this vague criterion.
Disorderly conduct is a Class B misdemeanor and is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and up to $1,000 in fines.
Ref: Wisconsin Statute 947.01
Wisconsin Unlawful Assembly Laws
In the same category as disorderly conduct, unlawful assembly is also an offense against the public peace. You may be charged with this offense if you are a part of any assembly that attempts to block access to buildings, roadways, schools, property, or dwellings.
If you fail to disperse from an unlawful assembly, you could be charged with a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to 9 months in jail and fines reaching up to $10,000.
Ref: Wisconsin Statute 947.06
Get a Criminal Defense Consultation on A Disorderly Conduct Arrest in WI
Facing any criminal charge is a difficult position to find yourself in. Do not hesitate to contact a qualified attorney like myself to ensure you have high quality representation on your day in court.
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