What is Disorderly Conduct?
Disorderly conduct is prohibited by Section 18.2-415 of the Code of Virginia. People generally associate a Disorderly Conduct charge with drinking alcohol or appearing drunk in public, but this does not always have to be the case. In Newport News, Williamsburg, Hampton, York County, and other jurisdictions within the Commonwealth of Virginia, a person could find themselves charged with disorderly conduct when he or she:
- engages in behavior which directly causes acts of violence by the person at whom the behavior is directed, or
- willfully or while being intoxicated disrupts any funeral, memorial service, place of religious worship, or meeting of the governing body of any political subdivision, or
- willfully or while being intoxicated disrupts the operation of a school or any school sponsored activity
What is the punishment for Disorderly Conduct?
Disorderly Conduct is a Class 1 misdemeanor. This means a conviction could lead to twelve months in jail and/or a $2,500 fine.
Why get an attorney?
There are many defenses to a Disorderly Conduct charge. You should contact our office so that we can discuss your case to determine whether you have possible defenses to use at trial. Many times, people charged with a crime are not aware of their possible defenses nor do they know how to present their defenses in Court. An attorney at Goff Voltin will discuss your case, prepare your defense, and make every effort to properly present your case to the Judge or jury at trial.
How can I get in touch with Goff Voltin, PLLC?
Call us at (757) 369-2415 or come by the office at 739 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 1004, Newport News, Virginia, 23606. The attorneys at Goff Voltin, PLLC serve the areas of Newport News, Williamsburg, James City County, Hampton, York County, Poquoson, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Isle of Wight, Smithfield, Virginia Beach, Gloucester, New Kent County, Charles City, and other surrounding jurisdictions.