New York’s disorderly conduct law makes it a crime to intentionally cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly create a risk. Since disorderly conduct carries a wide range of offensive conduct and is the statutes are written in vague terms, police often use a disorderly conduct charge as a catch-all charge when they want to make an arrest.
A person might be charged if involved in any of the following:
- Fighting or threatening another person
- Using obscene language or gestures
- Being drunk in public
- Making unreasonable noise
- Obstructing traffic, such as double parking
- Arguing loudly
Were you charged with disorderly conduct?
If you’ve received a summons for disorderly conduct, our competent and experienced criminal defense lawyers can help make sure your rights are protected and aggressively fight to get the charges dismissed. Our lawyers have been helping people throughout Nassau and Suffolk County for more than 25 years to get the best possible outcome on their case. Contact us today at 516-222-4000.