Breach of the Peace / Disorderly Conduct
Disorderly Conduct is second degree misdemeanor (punishable by not more than 60 days jail and not more than $500 fine). This crime is one of the most common misdemeanor offenses. The problem is that there is no clear cut definition as to what type of behavior constitutes Disorderly Conduct. The statute uses very vague and subjective terms, such as "breach of peace," which unfortunately vests a great deal of discretion in the hands of police. Therefore, those who are charged with Disorderly Conduct often believe that they did nothing wrong and have difficulty understanding why they were arrested.
If you or a friend or family member were arrested for Disorderly Conduct, regardless of whether the crime allegedly occurred in Melbourne, Palm Bay, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Merritt Island, Titusville, Rockledge, Cape Canaveral, Satellite Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, West Melbourne, Melbourne Village, Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Palm Shores, Grant-Valkaria, Mims, or anywhere else in Brevard County, Florida, Contact me to immediately schedule your free consultation.