Portland Disorderly Conduct Attorneys
At Castleberry & Elison, P.C., our Portland disorderly conduct lawyers understand that disorderly conduct is different from many other laws in Oregon because often, the issuing of charges is left up to the discretion of the police force. If an officer feels as though a person is acting in a disruptive manner, they may be arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. Because the issuing of this charge is so subjective, disorderly conduct charges are often fought and many people are successful in having the charges against them dismissed entirely.
If you or someone you love has been charged with disorderly conduct, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced attorney in order to build a strong case. The Portland disorderly conduct attorneys at Castleberry & Elison, P.C., understand what it takes to dispute these charges and are ready to put their knowledge and experience to work for you. Contact our offices today at 503-223-0011 to learn more.
Understanding Disorderly Conduct Charges
In the state of Oregon, there are two different charges for disorderly conduct:
- First Degree Disorderly Conduct: This charge is a Class A misdemeanor and the most serious of the disorderly conduct charges available in Oregon. People who are convicted may face up to 365 days in jail and could be charged $6250 in fines.
- Second Degree Disorderly Conduct: Second degree charges are a Class B misdemeanor and punishable by half a year in jail or $2500 in fines.
A person may face first degree disorderly conduct charges if they:
- Create public alarm under false pretenses
- Act in a way that is declared a public inconvenience
- Are declared a public nuisance
A person may be charged with second degree disorderly conduct if they are found:
- Being too loud
- Attempting to start a fight or are involved in a fight
- Stopping traffic
- Gathering with others in public and refusing to leave when asked by officials
- Announcing that a fire, explosion, or other dangerous event has occurred when it has not
Either of these charges can have serious effects on all aspects of your life, so if you have been charged with disorderly conduct, it is important that you secure the experienced representation necessary to fight these charges.
The Portland disorderly conduct attorneys at Castleberry & Elison, P.C., understand the subjectivity associated with disorderly conduct charges and are prepared to help you fight to have these charges either reduced in severity or dismissed altogether. Contact our offices at 503-223-0011 to schedule a time to meet with our qualified team and discuss the specifics of your case.