Disorderly Conduct

Charged with disorderly conduct? You can fight it with the help of a seasoned Philadelphia-based disorderly conduct lawyer.

Disorderly conduct is one of the most commonly charged crimes in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. People who are charged with disorderly conduct are usually honest, hardworking citizens who are at the wrong place at the wrong time, or who have made a lapse in judgement and are acting unruly.

Disorderly conduct can also be charged as a “misdemeanor of the third degree if the intent of the actor is to cause substantial harm or serious inconvenience, or if he persists in disorderly conduct after reasonable warning or request to desist.”

Don’t Disregard Disorderly Conduct Charges. Contact A Philadelphia Disorderly Conduct Lawyer Now

Because disorderly conduct charges are often seen as minimal, many people don’t even fight them. While the punishments that are handed down for this type of crime aren’t as severe as others, they will still affect your life and cause you trouble, even if you don’t spend any time in jail.

Punishments for disorderly conduct in Pennsylvania can include:

  • Up to 90 days incarceration in a county jail 
  • Up to a $300 fine
  • Up to 90 days probation
  • Permanent criminal record

It is important that you take the charges against you seriously if you want maintain a clear record and keep your freedoms and rights under the law. A Philadelphia disorderly conduct attorney can help you fight for your rights.

At the Law Firm of Schrom & Shaffer, P.C., we will petition for the charges against you to be dismissed entirely or reduced as much as possible. We don’t want to see you spend even one day in jail or pay a single dollar out of your pocket towards fines. We will go the extra mile in your case to increase your chances of prevailing in court.