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Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly Conduct Charges in Milwaukee

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Disorderly conduct is one of the most frequently charged crimes in the entire state of Wisconsin. The laws regarding this crime are extremely broad and far-reaching, meaning law enforcement can cite you for it quite easily. Wisconsin Statutes §947.01 (1) reads: “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” can be found guilty of disorderly conduct.

If you have been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, you may be facing a more serious situation than you think, and for that reason you should not hesitate to call the Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella. As a Milwaukee criminal defense attorney, Mr. Cherella has helped numerous clients seek and obtain a successful solution when they face the harshness of the criminal justice system. His more than 20 years of experience in practicing criminal defense law make him a powerful ally you can trust in court, and his aggressive, effective style of litigation have earned our firm a record of substantial success. Don’t leave your future up to chance, reach out today and get the help you need.

Call the Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella today at (414) 882-8382 to request a case evaluation and start reviewing your options!

The Nature of Disorderly Conduct Charges

Disorderly conduct is defined loosely, which leads to a number of questions and gray areas that aren’t expressly defined by the law. For example, can you be charged with disorderly conduct by simply speaking alone? While the law protects the right to free speech, any speech that is ruled to be “utterly devoid in social value… [or] can cause or provoke a disturbance,” can be listed as disorderly conduct.

Disorderly conduct is classified as a Class B misdemeanor, which can include the following penalties:

  • Large fines (up to $1,000)
  • Jail time (up to 90 days)
  • Non-expiring criminal record

Having an attorney on your side can prove invaluable to your case. When you are charged with disorderly conduct, a skilled legal advocate can review all of the available evidence in your case and put it to good use fighting back against your accusations. It’s not advised you face the justice system alone—retain quality legal counsel today!

Contact the Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella online now to get help with your disorderly conduct charges! 

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