Disorderly conduct charges are common: Wisconsin classifies disorderly conduct as a Class B misdemeanor which is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and $1,000 in fines. Disorderly conduct can stem from many different situations and is not limited to domestic situations.
Wisconsin defines disorderly conduct in state statute 947.01 as:
“Whoever, in a public or private place, engages in violent, abusive, indecent, profane, boisterous, unreasonably loud or otherwise disorderly conduct under circumstances in which the conduct tends to cause or provoke a disturbance is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.”
This is a very broad and vague definition which essentially means that anyone who behaves in a manner that causes a disturbance can be charged with disorderly conduct. Due to this broad definition and the subjective nature of the charges, it is no surprise that Wisconsin residents have questions about disorderly conduct charges. Below, we address 5 of the most common questions we hear.
As a misdemeanor crime, disorderly conduct charges do require you to appear in court. It is best to do this with professional legal representation by your side. From your very first appearance, you will be inundated with questions and legal explanations. Not knowing how to answer these questions or navigate the court system can lead to misunderstandings, additional charges, or higher bond amounts.
Let the criminal defense team at Eisenberg Law Offices help you. Our criminal defense attorneys represent people throughout Wisconsin as they fight disorderly conduct charges and related domestic charges. We will make sure your rights are protected and build a strong defense that keeps your best interests in mind.
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