Category: Disorderly Conduct

Protests are sweeping the nation and many people are getting arrested as a result.

Numerous charges are being filed for many of the hundreds of people in North Carolina who have been taken into custody by the police. According to the Charlotte Observer, resisting a public officer and failure to disperse are two of the most frequently charged offenses.

If you choose to attend a protest, then you take the chance that you may be arrested. That’s why it’s crucial to understand just what your rights are at a protest as well [...]

Memorial Day is historically a time to cut loose and celebrate both loved ones lost and the beginning of summer. However, celebration can sometimes can lead to run-ins with the law.

Aside from DUIs, one of the most common criminal charges on big party days like this is disorderly conduct. Although this is only a misdemeanor and has relatively minor criminal consequences, you’re still left with a criminal record that affects many aspects of life.

Below we cover North Carolina’s laws surrounding disorderly conduct, and some of the criminal and civil consequences you [...]

In our state, no person may be prosecuted solely for being intoxicated in a public place. So, if you were charged with drunk and disorderly conduct this past New Year’s Eve, you may have felt completely blindsided. After all, New Year’s is a night when virtually everyone who ventures out in public is celebrating, and probably a little bit “disorderly.”

Thankfully, if you feel an error was made, there is a multitude of potential defenses that can be used to fight back against disorderly conduct charges, and an experienced misdemeanor attorney will be [...]

The news of the past few weeks has been dominated by coverage of Charlottesville and the rallies, protests, and counter-protests that have emerged in response to what happened in Charlottesville.

Our own state has also responded loudly to the violence in Charlottesville.

The Durham Protests and Arrests

On Monday, August 14, the Confederate Soldiers Monument in front of the old Durham County Courthouse building was pulled down by anti-racist activists to show solidarity with Charlottesville after the violent clash led to the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer.

Durham protestors tied a rope around [...]

There are many ways that you can get charged with disorderly conduct in our state. Some that you probably don’t even realize. However, here’s one that you probably never would have imagined: dressing up like a dinosaur and scaring horses.

Yes, you read that correctly, and it’s a real story. This one comes from our neighbors to the south, but it sounds so surreal that we had to share it.

Apparently, just a few weeks ago in Charleston, a woman put on an orange Tyrannosaurus Rex costume and stood close to where a [...]