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Have you or someone close to you been charged with Public Disorderly Conduct?
If so, you may be feeling very confused and frustrated. This charge can seem like a “catch all” for any kind of behavior.
You also may be asking yourself, “What does disorderly even mean?”
Before we get to the answer to that question, let’s talk a little about why you should take this charge seriously.
The Problem With a Disorderly Conduct Conviction
Even though Disorderly Conduct is considered to be a misdemeanor, it comes with some not so pleasant repercussions.
One of the most unpleasant consequences that occurs after a disorderly conduct conviction is that they will show up on a background check and can affect your employment. We are talking about your current job AND future jobs!
Having this type of charge on your record could scare employers off by making you look like a troublemaker even if it isn’t true.
What is Disorderly Conduct?
The definition of disorderly conduct is very broad and is broken into 3 parts, however; there 3 basic situations in which you can be charged with disorderly conduct.
Disorderly Conduct Charges
The definition of Disorderly Conduct is so broad and much is left up to interpretation. It can be very easy to get slapped with these charges when you never intended to be disorderly!
While the fine is on the lower end and so is the jail time, ANY amount of money or jail time is too much when you have bills to pay and a job to go to. These charges come with the bad rap of being a troublemaker. Don’t let yourself be branded a troublemaker for the rest of your life just because of some “disorderly” behavior that you never intended to be illegal!
You need an attorney to go over the facts of your case to protect you and your future.
If you have been charged with Public Disorderly Conduct in the Horry County, Conway or Myrtle Beach, SC area give us a call.
We’ll set up a free consultation with our criminal attorney to discuss the facts and circumstances surrounding your case. We’re available weekend and after-hours too.
Most important, you need an attorney to go over the facts of your case to protect you and your future.
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