Disorderly Conduct Charge in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Disorderly conduct is a charge used when an individual is allegedly disturbing the peace or causing a dangerous situation in public areas. However, the broad nature of disorderly conduct can lead to an abuse of your rights.

Charges of Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct is a broad term that covers a large number of offenses, including, but not limited to:

  • Fighting in public
  • Public intoxication
  • Abusive language
  • Disturbing the peace
  • Public disruption
  • Trespassing
  • Unlawful assembly
  • Vandalism
  • Boisterous behavior
  • Loitering
  • Disrupting a religious service

Because disorderly conduct is considered a misdemeanor under New Mexico law, the consequences for these, and other, disorderly actions can include up to 6 months in jail, a fine of up to $500 or both. You will also have a criminal record that could interfere with future career plans and housing opportunities.

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A disorderly conduct charge can also be added to other, more serious charges, including an assault or battery felony charge which could turn 6 month in jail into several years.

Representation from an Albuquerque Criminal Defense Attorney

The vague nature of disorderly conduct leaves a wide array of reasons for law enforcement to take you in. It also provides experienced Albuquerque criminal defense attorneys a lot of room to fight the charges against you.

At the Law Office of Mark Keller, our criminal defense lawyers have over 80 years of combined experience and knowledge of the law to help us provide the most aggressive representation possible for our clients. If you face disorderly conduct charges in Albuquerque, NM, contact the Law Office of Mark Keller as soon as possible! We’re here for you when you need us most.