Disorderly conduct charges can come about through a great variety of circumstances including noisy parties, angry neighbors calling police, as well as failing to disperse when ordered by law enforcement or creating a situation on public transportation and refusing to leave the vehicle, as well as others. The charge is a misdemeanor, although jail time is a definite possibility if the judge on the case feels that this is the correct punishment. A 4th degree misdemeanor can include up to 30 days in jail as part of the penalty. It is important that you contact a Columbus disorderly conduct defense lawyer if you want to defend yourself of the charge in Ohio.
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In some cases the charges are overblown or even ridiculous and are based on problems between neighbors. There are certain residents of neighborhoods that have constant complaints about noises being made in their area, and will call law enforcement quickly and frequently. In these cases, it may be possible to get the charges dismissed when this situation is pointed out to the judge. When cases of neighbor against neighbor enter the courtroom, the judge usually does not look kindly upon those who try to use the legal system to attack others in the community.
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In cases in which public gatherings or riots are the case, there are likely possibilities for the defense of your case. You do have rights, and in some cases it can be proven that you had the right to be in the area in which you were gathered, and that the assembly was legal. Each case must be reviewed by an attorney from Koffel Brininger Nesbitt in order to advise you what can be done to fight to avoid a jail sentence, and to seek a dismissal of the charges, depending upon the evidence in your case. However, the faster you act and contact the firm, the more likely something effective can be done about your case.