Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct is a general misdemeanor charge in Delaware. It can involve any number of offenses such as vandalism and being drunk in public among others. A disorderly conduct charge can quickly become very expensive and can just as quickly complicate your life if convicted. If you are facing disorderly conduct charges anywhere in Delaware you need to speak with a Disorderly Conduct Defense Lawyer.

Disorderly Conduct Lawyer Serving Delaware

Call me, Wilmington Delaware Disorderly Conduct Lawyer Brian J. Chapman. My office can be reached at 302-656-2528. You can also email Newark Delaware Disorderly Conduct Lawyer Brian J. Chapman here.

Disorderly Conduct Laws in Delaware

§ 1301. Disorderly conduct; unclassified misdemeanor.

A person is guilty of disorderly conduct when:

(1) The person intentionally causes public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm to any other person, or creates a risk thereof by:

a. Engaging in fighting or in violent, tumultuous or threatening behavior; or

b. Making an unreasonable noise or an offensively coarse utterance, gesture or display, or addressing abusive language to any person present; or

c. Disturbing any lawful assembly or meeting of persons without lawful authority; or

d. Obstructing vehicular or pedestrian traffic; or

e. Congregating with other persons in a public place and refusing to comply with a lawful order of the police to disperse; or

f. Creating a hazardous or physically offensive condition which serves no legitimate purpose; or

g. Congregating with other persons in a public place while wearing masks, hoods or other garments rendering their faces unrecognizable, for the purpose of and in a manner likely to imminently subject any person to the deprivation of any rights, privileges or immunities secured by the Constitution or laws of the United States of America.

(2) The person engages with at least 1 other person in a course of disorderly conduct as defined in paragraph (1) of this section which is likely to cause substantial harm or serious inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, and refuses or knowingly fails to obey an order to disperse made by a peace officer to the participants.

Disorderly conduct is an unclassified misdemeanor.

Contact a Disorderly Conduct Attorney Today

If convicted of disorderly conduct in Delaware you have a lot to lose. You will face fines, possible community service and, if you are a college student, your academic status can be compromised. Depending on any other charges you are facing, along with your previous criminal history, you may also face jail time.