Disorderly Conduct in public places

Disorderly Conduct in public places


Disorderly Conduct

A person is guilty of Disorderly Conduct in public places if:

  • with the intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof, he:
    • In any street, highway, public building, or while in or on a public conveyance, or public place
    • engages in conduct having a direct tendency to cause acts of violence by the person or persons at whom, individually, such conduct is directed
  • Disorderly conduct is punishable by up to twelve months in jail and/or a $2,500 fine.

Representation by criminal defense attorney is always recommended.

VIRGINIA CODE: http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter9/section18.2-415/

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