A disorderly conduct, disorderly intoxication, or breach of the peace conviction can carry both criminal and collateral consequences. Because these are criminal offenses, a conviction can create long-term difficulties in obtaining employment and in finding housing. If you are facing a disorderly conduct charge it is important that you have an attorney with a winning record in defending against these charges.
Jeff Dean has had extensive experience and great success in handling disorderly conduct cases and he is known nationally as one of the most respected attorneys in this area of the law.
Jeff was widely recognized for winning a disorderly conduct case in the same airport sex sting that snared United States Senator Larry Craig. Jeff’s client was charged with Disorderly Conduct after an undercover police officer claimed that the client looked into his bathroom stall. All of the others arrested in the airport sting – including Senator Larry Craig – were convicted. Jeff Dean was the only lawyer to take the case to trial and he won a NOT GUILTY verdict.
Jeff has also won dismissals of charges in numerous other types of disorderly conduct cases, including breach of the peace, brawling and fighting, intoxication, and allegations against public decency. In many other cases he has negotiated resolutions where his clients paid a small fine in exchange for the disorderly conduct charges being dismissed with no criminal record.
In your case, the possible defense strategies may include that you did not have the intent to engage in the conduct, that your guilt cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, that your conduct is protected by the First Amendment guarantee of free speech, that other people were not disturbed by your conduct, or, if applicable, that you were entrapped.
Do not try to handle your case without an experienced lawyer. Unfortunately, many people plead guilty to disorderly conduct because they think a disorderly conduct is “not a big deal,” and want to get the case over quickly – only to later discover that their criminal record is a serious mark against them when seeking employment or housing.
Mr. Dean has repeatedly won dismissals of disorderly conduct charges in cases spanning 20 years.
To discuss your case with Jeff Dean, call (305) 967-6311 or (954) 204-3633.
Breach Of The Peace; Disorderly Conduct Charges in South Florida
Disorderly Conduct, also known as Breach of the peace is defined as acts that are of a nature to corrupt the public morals, outrage the sense of public decency, or affect the peace and quiet of persons who may witness them. The Disorderly Conduct and Breach of the Peace statute also prohibits brawling or fighting. Disorderly Conduct is often charged along with assault or battery when the alleged conduct involved fighting or brawling.
Breach Of The Peace and Disorderly Conduct Penalties
A disorderly conduct or breach of the peace is a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable by up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine, pursuant to Florida statutes 775.082 and 775.083.
Contact Jeff Dean
Miami & Fort Lauderdale disorderly conduct attorney Jeff Dean is widely respected for his extensive knowledge in handling disorderly conduct cases. Contact Jeff Dean today at (305) 967-6311 or (954) 204-3633