A person commits disorderly conduct if he or she intentionally or knowingly: 1) uses abusive, indecent, profane, or vulgar language in a public place, and the language by its very utterance tends to incite an immediate breach of the peace; 2) makes an offensive gesture or display in a public place, and the gesture or display tends to incite an immediate breach of the peace; 3) creates, by chemical means, a noxious and unreasonable odor in a public place; 4) abuses or threatens a person in a public place in an obviously offensive manner; 5) makes unreasonable noise in a public place other than a sport shooting range, or in or near a private residence that he or she has no right to occupy; 6) fights with another in a public place; 7) discharges a firearm in a public place other than a public road or a sport shooting range; 8) displays a firearm or other deadly weapon in a public place in a manner calculated to alarm; 9) discharge a firearm on or across a public road; 10) exposes his or her anus or genitals in a public place and is reckless about whether another person may be present who will be offended by his or her act; or 11) for a lewd or unlawful purpose, he or she enters the property of another and looks into a dwelling on the property through any window or other opening in the dwelling; or while on the premises of a hotel or comparable establishment, looks into a guest room not the person’s own through a window or other opening in the room; or while on the premises of a public place, looks 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 that area.

Disorderly conduct is a Class C misdemeanor punishable with a fine not to exceed $500.00, unless a firearm is involved in numbers 7 and 8.  These offenses are a Class B misdemeanor punishable with a fine not to exceed $2,000.00, and/or confinement in jail not to exceed 180 days.

Disorderly conduct can be a very serious charge.  You need an experienced criminal defense attorney to fight for you, and to ensure that your rights are protected.  The Arlington criminal defense attorneys of the Brandy Austin Law Firm, PLLC will fight to ensure that your rights are protected during this trying time.  We will use our years of experience and knowledge to make sure that the police followed all legal procedures when preparing and filing the charges against you.  We will investigate fully the allegations made against you.  If working together and examining the evidence, you determine that it is in your best interest to have a jury hears your case, we will defend you aggressively and make sure that the jury hears your side of the story.  If we determine together that it is in your best interest to accept a plea offer from the district attorney, we will work hard to ensure that you receive the best deal possible.  Victory in a criminal defense case can mean many different things, and the Arlington criminal defense attorneys of the Brandy Austin Law Firm, PLLC are committed to pursuing the best course of action for your situation.

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