Franklin Disorderly Conduct Lawyer
Accused of Disorderly Conduct in Franklin or Nashville, TN?
Disorderly conduct is a broad term used to describe a variety of offenses, including public intoxication, fighting, creating a disturbance, and more. If you have been charged with disorderly conduct, it is important to understand your rights and the potential consequences of your charge.
At Larsen Law PLLC, we have extensive experience defending individuals against disorderly conduct charges. Our team of experienced disorderly conduct attorneys will work with you to build a strong defense to protect your rights and minimize the potential consequences of your charge.
Tennessee Disorderly Conduct Laws & Penalties
In Tennessee, disorderly conduct is governed by state statutes and local ordinances. Disorderly conduct generally refers to behavior that disrupts the peace or order in public places. The laws and penalties for disorderly conduct can vary depending on the specific circumstances and the severity of the offense.
Under Tennessee law, disorderly conduct is addressed in Section 39-17-305 of the Tennessee Code. According to this statute, a person commits disorderly conduct if they engage in any of the following behaviors:
- Fighting or engaging in violent or tumultuous behavior in a public place or near a public gathering.
- Making unreasonable noise that prevents the peaceful enjoyment of others in the vicinity.
- Using abusive or obscene language or gestures in public, intending to provoke a violent or disorderly response.
- Disturbing a lawful assembly or meeting without authority.
The penalties for disorderly conduct in Tennessee can include fines, imprisonment, or both, depending on the circumstances and the offender's prior record. Disorderly conduct is generally classified as a Class C misdemeanor in Tennessee, which is the least serious misdemeanor offense. The maximum penalties for a Class C misdemeanor in Tennessee can include a fine of up to $50 and/or imprisonment for up to 30 days.
It's important to note that penalties can vary based on factors such as aggravating circumstances, repeat offenses, or if the behavior escalates to more serious crimes. Additionally, local ordinances in specific cities or counties within Tennessee may have their own regulations regarding disorderly conduct, which can differ from the state statutes.
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We understand that being charged with disorderly conduct can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. That is why we strive to provide you with the highest level of legal representation and support throughout the entire process. We will work with you to develop a personalized legal strategy and ensure that you receive the best possible outcome for your case.
If you have been charged with disorderly conduct, contact Larsen Law PLLC today for a free consultation. Our experienced attorneys will provide you with the legal representation and support you need to protect your rights and minimize the potential consequences of your charge.
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