Attorney Bill Sherry vigorously defends people facing disorderly conduct charges in all Minnesota courts. Attorney offices in Dakota County, Minneapolis, MN.
Disorderly conduct involves acts that tend to alarm, anger or disturb others or provoke an assault or breach of the peace due to brawling or fighting, disturbing an assembly or meeting. Disorderly conduct can also be charged when someone engages in offensive, obscene, abusive, boisterous or noisy conduct that tends to arouse anger, alarm or resentment in others. But when disorderly conduct involves only words, the courts have narrowly interpreted the criminal statute to punish only what the law considers “fighting words”. The right to freedom of speech under the First Amendment protects people from being prosecuted for most things they say, even if their speech happens to be vulgar, offensive or insulting.
If you have been charged with disorderly conduct, it is important to call an experienced lawyer to review the details of your case and determine your best possible defense. Call Apple Valley lawyer Bill Sherry to find out how he can help and what that would cost, so you can make an informed decision about how to proceed.
As an experienced Minnesota criminal defense attorney, Bill Sherry understands that legal problems don’t always happen during ordinary office hours.