Minneapolis Disorderly Conduct Lawyer

DISORDERLY CONDUCT is a crime in the State of Minnesota. If you, or someone you know is charged with a crime, please call criminal defense attorney Barry McKee immediately. Time is of the essence! Barry McKee is a lawyer with extensive experience defending Disorderly Conduct cases in the twin cities and can help guide you (or your loved one) to the best outcome in the case.


What is disorderly conduct?

Minnesota Statute 609.72, Subdivision 1 defines the crime of Disorderly Conduct this way:

Whoever does any of the following in a public or private place, including on a school bus, knowing, or having reasonable grounds to know that it will, or will tend to, alarm, anger or disturb others or provoke an assault or breach of the peace, is guilty of disorderly conduct, which is a misdemeanor:

(1) engages in brawling or fighting; or

(2) disturbs an assembly or meeting, not unlawful in its character; or

(3) engages in offensive, obscene, abusive, boisterous, or noisy conduct or in offensive, obscene, or abusive language tending reasonably to arouse alarm, anger, or resentment in others.


What are the Criminal Penalties for Disorderly Conduct?

Disorderly conduct is a Misdemeanor. The maximum possible penalty for a misdemeanor is 90 days in jail and /or a $1,000 fine and up to one year probation. A Misdemeanor is a crime and needs to be reported on most job applications and will show up on most background checks.

People convicted of Disorderly Conduct don’t generally need to serve the maximum possible jail sentence nor pay the maximum possible fine; however, they do often need to be on probation for the maximum period (one year). In addition, they need to be in compliance with all the rules and regulations of probation over the probation period. If a probation violation occurs, then the individual may have to pay more fines or serve more time in jail.

Sometimes being on probation can be inconvenient. For example, if you live a long way from the where you would have to submit to random urine testing, then you might find yourself with a probation violation because you couldn’t make it to the testing facility on time. Finally, probation also charges you a fee to be on probation.


What are the non-criminal penalties of a Disorderly Conduct conviction?

Judges routinely order persons convicted of Disorderly Conduct to get anger management assessments and/or chemical use assessments depending on the facts of the case. Moreover, if an assessment is ordered, the judge will also order that the person follow all the recommendations set out in the assessment.


What are the defenses to Disorderly Conduct?

As with all criminal cases, depending on the facts of the case, there may be defenses available to the person who is accused. The general list of defenses includes: self-defense, defense of others, intoxication, involuntary intoxication, insanity, necessity, abuse, and several others. Contact Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney Barry McKee to find out what defense applies in your case.


Why you should contact Minnesota Disorderly Conduct Attorney Barry McKee?

Barry McKee is a criminal defense lawyer with over 40 years experience handling Disorderly Conduct cases. He knows the tendencies of the prosecutors and judges, the law, the defenses, and how to get you the best outcome in your case. Often Barry McKee can get a disorderly Conduct case dismissed if contacted early on in the process.