Our team is here to help. The criminal attorneys at Brandt Criminal Defense have over 30 years of experience handling all types of criminal cases, including disorderly conduct, in the Minneapolis, MN Twin Cities metro area.
Disorderly conduct charges can encompass a variety of crimes from yelling to fighting. Specifically disorderly conduct includes:
- Engaging in brawling or fighting
- Disturbing an assembly or meeting
- Engaging 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.
Typically, disorderly conduct is a misdemeanor and is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and / or a $1,000 fine. However, if the person is a caregiver and commits disorderly conduct against a vulnerable adult, the person could be charged with a gross misdemeanor, punishable by up to one ear in jail and / or a $3,000 fine.
If you have questions or want to meet with an attorney, call 763-421-6366 for a free consultation today. We are happy to help you.
Disorderly Conduct Information & Guides
All penalties listed below are the maximum penalty that can be imposed under Minnesota Law unless otherwise specified.
- Disorderly conduct is a misdemeanor and may be punished by up to 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine, probation, restraining orders, and/or community service.
- Persons charged with a disorderly conduct charge involving physical violence may receive harsher punishments.
- Disorderly conduct in the workplace may be grounds for termination.
Minn. Stat. 609.72
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 commits disorderly conduct
- Engages in brawling or fighting;
- Disturbs an assembly or meeting, not unlawful in its character; or
- 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 if the conduct was caused by an epileptic seizure?
A person does not violate this section if the person’s disorderly conduct was caused by an epileptic seizure.
If you have been charged with a disorderly conduct crime, you should do two things:
1. Contact a criminal defense attorney; and,
2. Do NOT talk to the cops.
Only in extremely rare circumstances do we recommend communicating with the cops and any decision to do so should be made with the advice of counsel and with an attorney present who is experienced in disorderly conduct charges.