Disorderly Conduct laws vary in each state and municipalities. There are many types of disorderly conduct laws that cover a wide spectrum of offenses. Disorderly conduct is also referred to as either Disturbing the Peace or Breach of Peace. It is categorized by any negative behavior, such as causing another person alarm, annoyance, anger, or provoking unlawful acts. Ajua Bail Bonds would like to clarify California’s disorderly conduct laws and what falls under unlawful behaviors under this law. California classifies disorderly conduct into five misdemeanor offenses.
In the state of California disorderly conduct falls under behaviors of soliciting or engaging in prostitution and lewd, lascivious acts. Another offense is begging or soliciting for money in public. Being intoxicated or being under the influence of alcohol and drugs even loitering on private property, especially without cause or a valid reason to be there falls under the offense of Disorderly Conduct. Invasion of privacy and the recording of someone who is seeking privacy in a designated place for privacy such as bathrooms or changing rooms is a violation of the offender’s or “Peeping Tom” for sexual arousal or gratification. Disorderly Conduct is classified as a Misdemeanor and this penalized. The penalties often include a fine of up to a $1000 and/or 6 months jail time. Expect the penalties to increase if the same offense is committed again.
Disorderly Conduct Caused By Fighting, Noise, and Offensive Words
California classifies this to be a crime or offenses to fight, or to provoke or to challenge a person to a fight in public. Same goes from intentionally disturbing another person with unreasonably loud noises. To use offensive words in public in order to provoke aggressive or violent behavior is an offense under Disorderly Conduct. The penalties can result in one or both offenses up to a $1000, with 6 months jail time and is considered a Misdemeanor.
Disorderly Conduct of Riots
In the state of California Rioting that involves threatening or the use of unlawful force and or violence in public. This is a Misdemeanor and is penalized as follows; a $1000 fine or 6 months jail time or even both.
Disorderly Conduct of Disturbing the Peace on School Campuses
In the state of California if you are not a student of a school campus and you either make loud disturbing noises, use offensive language, fight or provoke fights on school property or grounds is an offense that falls under Disorderly Conduct. The penalties of this misdemeanor can include a fine of up to $400 and up to 90 days of jail time or both depending on the level of the offense. Second time doe this offense committed will result in an increased penalty.
Disorderly Conduct of Refusal to Disperse
California disorderly conduct laws states those who disturb the peace through any of the previous descriptions of disorderly conduct and refuses to comply with law enforcement officers to disperse is a misdemeanor and also falls under the offense of disorderly conduct and is penalized. This penalty can be community service or even paying for the damage caused by the crime if done or both.
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If you or a loved one finds yourselves arrested for any of these crimes, you should contact legal aid. Ajua Bail Bonds can also be of service in getting your loved one out of jail until their scheduled court date and their penalties have been determined by the courts. Contact us today to get your loved one out of jail.