What Are Disturbing the Peace & Disorderly Conduct in Baltimore?
The accusations of disturbing the peace and disorderly conduct can be applied to a variety of scenarios. If a Maryland citizen is too loud they may be charged with disturbing the peace. If a citizen obstructs traffic or the free passage of people, they may be charged with disturbing the peace. If a citizen enters private property and acts disorderly or disturbs the peace of the property’s occupants, they may be charged with disturbing the peace. Also, excessive drunkenness or endangering others may qualify as disturbing the peace.
What Are the Penalties for Disturbing the Peace & Disorderly Conduct in Maryland?
If you’ve been arrested for disturbing the peace or disorderly conduct, you may face misdemeanor sentencing with penalties including up to $500 in fines and 60 days in jail. To avoid harsh sentencing, it’s in your best interest to hire a criminal defense attorney. Here at Rice Law of Maryland, our defense attorney strives to ensure that you don’t suffer the full extent of these penalties. Your lawyer will fight to have your sentencing reduced, or to have your charges lessened or completely dropped. Rice Law represents criminally accused citizens throughout Maryland including Baltimore County, Dundalk, Howard, Anne Arundel, and Rosedale.