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Throughout the years, our law firm has had the responsibility and privilege of being able to have handled several hundreds of disorderly conduct cases in the state of Arizona. If you or a loved one have been arrested for disorderly conduct, we encourage you to contact our team of experienced criminal defense attorneys in order to have your questions answered.

In Arizona, disorderly conduct charges can be categorized into two types: misdemeanor and felony. Felony disorderly conduct cases involve the display or discharge of a weapon. Also, disorderly conduct may be charged as a more serious domestic violence offense if the situation in question involved a family member or someone you live with.

Below we have provided the Arizona Statute that corresponds with the section on disorderly conduct. Scroll down to learn more about how that law could be applied to you. If you would like to speak with an attorney about the details of your case, please feel free to contact us immediately in order to set up your free consultation.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT 13-2904.

  1. A person commits disorderly conduct if, with intent to disturb the peace or quiet of a neighborhood, family or person, or with knowledge of doing so, such person:
    1. Engages in fighting, violent or seriously disruptive behavior; or
    2. Makes unreasonable noise; or
    3. Uses abusive or offensive language or gestures to any person present in a manner likely to provoke immediate physical retaliation by such person; or
    4. Makes any protracted commotion, utterance or display with the intent to prevent the transaction of the business of a lawful meeting, gathering or procession; or
    5. Refuses to obey a lawful order to disperse issued to maintain public safety in dangerous proximity to a fire, a hazard or any other emergency; or
    6. Recklessly handles, displays or discharges a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.
  2. Disorderly conduct under subsection A, paragraph 6 is a class 6 felony. Disorderly conduct under subsection A, paragraph 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 is a class 1 misdemeanor.

How The Law Can Apply To You:

Our experienced and dedicated team of attorneys have won many disorderly conduct cases in Arizona. Our staff also includes attorneys who were previously prosecutors who understand and have insight on disorderly conduct statutes and in turn, how to best handle the charges in court. Given our effort and dedication, we have obtained many positive results for our clients.

Disorderly conduct is a serious criminal charge. It is important to keep in mind that every criminal case is different and will be treated differently in the eyes of the prosecution. In Arizona, disorderly conduct is defined very broadly. It includes a variety of actions that to many may not seem illegal in retrospect. For example, it is disorderly conduct to make any “protracted commotion directed at a lawful meeting.” Furthermore, the police do not uniformly charge people with disorderly conduct. We see cases where one person is charged with a felony and other similar cases where the individual receives a simple warning.

Are You Facing Prison Time?

Most of the people that have been charged with disorderly conduct do not face lengthy prison sentences. Although, even if there is no long prison sentence, a disorderly conduct conviction can have a tremendous long-term impact on the rest of a person’s life. These charges can have domestic violence designations. Felony disorderly conduct charges can result in long probation terms. As a result, it is always best to seek legal help to minimize the consequences.

Please contact one of our criminal defense attorneys to discuss the details of your disorderly conduct case. We offer a free consultation and can answer many of your questions right over the phone. Call us at 602-989-5000.

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