Disorderly Conduct

Tucson Disorderly Conduct Attorney

Disorderly conduct charges in Tucson are usually charged as a misdemeanor, but can sometimes be charged as a felony.  Many times it is charged along with a domestic violence offense as domestic violence disorderly conduct. But it can also be charged as a non-domestic violence offense if there is no family or other relationship between the parties. Elias Damianakos is an experienced Tucson disorderly conduct attorney including misdemeanor disorderly conduct and domestic violence disorderly conduct.  I have successfully defended people against disorderly conduct charges in all courts in Pima County.

Arizona’s disorderly conduct statute is a broad statute that covers basic scenarios where a person’s “peace is disturbed.”  A.R.S. § 13-2904 provides:

A. A person commits disorderly conduct if, with intent to disturb the peace or quiet of a neighborhood, family or person, or with knowledge of doing so, such person:

1. Engages in fighting, violent or seriously disruptive behavior; or

2. Makes unreasonable noise; or

3. Uses abusive or offensive language or gestures to any person present in a manner likely to provoke immediate physical retaliation by such person; or

4. Makes any protracted commotion, utterance or display with the intent to prevent the transaction of the business of a lawful meeting, gathering or procession; or

5. Refuses to obey a lawful order to disperse issued to maintain public safety in dangerous proximity to a fire, a hazard or any other emergency; or

6. Recklessly handles, displays or discharges a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.

B. Disorderly conduct under subsection A, paragraph 6 is a class 6 felony. Disorderly conduct under subsection A, paragraph 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 is a class 1 misdemeanor.

I have successfully defended people charged with disorderly conduct in hundreds of cases, involving a multitude of different situations. If you have been charged with disorderly conduct, call us to discuss your case.