Disorderly Conduct Charges in Florida
Miami Criminal Attorney
Disorderly conduct is a criminal offense that may be tricky to deal with. This offense involves actions which may walk a thin line between freedom of speech and criminal activity. According to Florida law, disorderly conduct involves any acts that would constitute a "breach of the peace," so as to disrupt the peace and quiet of those who witness them, that corrupt public morals, or that outrage the sense of public decency. Fighting or brawling is one example of an act which may be classified as disorderly conduct. If convicted of disorderly conduct in Florida, you may face up to 12 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.
When criminal charges arise when the defendant had no intention of violating the peace or causing any harm, we believe that he or she should not face criminal charges. For example, you may have been approached by law enforcement in public and may have asked a question or tried to get more information because you thought you were in danger of arrest. Instead of helping you and answering the question, the police officer may take your communication the wrong way and, in an attempt to demonstrate his or her authority over you, make an arrest for disorderly conduct. Under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, you have the right to free speech. An attorney can work to protect that right when your choice to speak freely resulted in criminal charges.
Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Miami and the Greater South Florida
Have you been arrested for disorderly conduct in South Florida? Miami criminal defense lawyer Michael Mirer can meet with you to discuss your case and the particular legal options you may have in challenging these charges. As an experienced trial attorney with more than 10 years and a background as a former prosecutor under his belt, Mr. Mirer can offer you the level of legal representation and client service you deserve.
You will also have to deal with the burden of having a criminal record. Don't let this happen to you. Contact the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. today for a free consultation regarding your case.