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Nearly every state has a disorderly conduct law on the books. Often disorderly conduct law includes laws such as public intoxication, disturbing the peace, loitering and so on. Indiana is no different, which is why you need an attorney that can help navigate Indiana’s disorderly conduct lawyer that will help achieve the best outcome for your situation.

From parties and concerts to protests and other events in Indiana, when things get out of hand, the police are called to scene and may arrest people for disorderly conduct. However, many people are often falsely accused of this offense, which is why having an Indianapolis disorderly conduct lawyer on your side can help you avoid conviction. For times such as these, you need effective, competent and aggressive legal representation from Hayes Law Office.

Call us today at (317) 759-1515 to discuss your case with our experienced Indianapolis disorderly conduct attorney.

What is a Disorderly Conduct Criminal Charge?

According to the Indiana Court of Appeals, the legal definition of disorderly conduct is when a person who recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally:

  • Engages in fighting or in tumultuous conduct

  • Makes unreasonable noise and continues to do so after being asked to stop

  • Disrupts a lawful assembly of persons; commits disorderly conduct

Police officers can arrest people whose public behavior is disruptive, generally offensive or whose actions interfere with the general enjoyment of public spaces by other people. Often these act as “catch all” laws that address behavior that would be considered tumultuous, severely disruptive, and possibly dangerous.

Disruptive behavior includes physical aggression, excessive argumentativeness, stealing, and other forms of defiance or a resistance to authority. Political protests have often been grouped or treated under Indiana disorderly conduct law.

Penalties for Disorderly Conduct in Indiana

In Indiana, disorderly conduct is a Class B misdemeanor, which include a fine of up to $1,000, up to six months in jail, or both. However, most people that get convicted of disorderly conduct either end up with a fine or a fine and probation. With the stakes so high with a disorderly conduct charge it makes sense for you to call a lawyer that can handle a disorderly conduct charge in Indiana.

Can Disorderly Conduct Become a Felony?

Disorderly conduct is primarily a misdemeanor in the State of Indiana, however, there are a few instances when disorderly conduct is considered a felony.

In Indiana, disorderly conduct becomes a felony when it:

  1. adversely affects airport security; and

  1. is committed in an airport (as defined in IC 8-21-1-1) or on the premises of an airport, including in a parking area, a maintenance bay, or an aircraft hangar.

The offense described in subsection (a) is a Level 6 felony if it:

  1. is committed within five hundred (500) feet of:

    1. the location where a burial is being performed;

    2. a funeral procession, if the person described in subsection (a) knows that the funeral procession is taking place; or

    3. a building in which:

      1. a funeral or memorial service; or

      2. the viewing of a deceased person; is being conducted; and

  2. adversely affects the funeral, burial, viewing, funeral procession, or memorial service.

If you have been charged with disorderly conduct in Indianapolis, contact Hayes Law Office today at (317) 759-1515 and request a free case review.

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