It means that you now have a crime pending against you, even if you weren’t taken down to the police station or formally “booked.” In Connecticut, Disorderly Conduct under C.G.S. § 53a-182 is a Class C misdemeanor.
You face up to 90 days in jail, a fine of up to $500.00, and a period of probation. Most importantly, if not handled correctly, it can leave you with a permanent criminal record. For more on what Disorderly Conduct covers, click this link.
Not exactly. “Domestic violence” refers to a list of crimes that – when the other person involved is a spouse, roommate, or current or ex-significant other – are considered domestic violence. Disorderly conduct is included in that list, as are crimes like Assault, Threatening, Unlawful Restraint, and Interfering with a 911 Call in Connecticut. For additional information on what to expect with a domestic violence arrest in Stamford, follow this link.
If you’re arrested for Disorderly Conduct in Stamford, you should speak to any of the best criminal defense attorneys who can look closely at your case and work to get your charges dismissed.
Top attorneys know to immediately move to preserve any helpful evidence that might otherwise be overwritten, make sure you are prepared for your arraignment, including your interview with a Family Relations officer in Court, and to then work with you to show the Court why you deserve another chance.
Often, the Office of Family Relations will want to work with you – especially if it’s your very first arrest – and an attorney that’s thoroughly familiar with the court system can help to get your case resolved as quickly as possible.
If your Stamford Disorderly Conduct case is considered to be domestic violence, then you will appear in front of a judge the next business day after your arrest. The judge will issue you a protective order, which may limit your contact with the protected person and may even require you to temporarily move out of your own home. Your criminal attorney may be able to convince the Court to order only the least restrictive order possible.
Either way, violating a protective order is a felony in Connecticut, so it’s important that your attorney explain to you exactly what is allowed and prohibited by the order. For more on how protective orders in Stamford court get imposed, check out this link.
Many people charged with Disorderly Conduct in Stamford find themselves walking into a courtroom for the first time. Unfortunately, going in alone can be a complicated and risky process. Get in touch with a team of attorneys who are qualified to help. Check out our certified reviews from past clients on Avvo.com. Then give our Mark Sherman Law team a call.