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Disorderly Conduct Defense Lawyer (P.L. § 240.20)

If you have been issued a Desk Appearance Ticket for Disorderly Conduct (P.L. § 240.20), then contact New York City Criminal Defense Attorney Lance L. Fletcher as soon as possible. Without a proper defense, you may end up being convicted in court.

In the New York Penal Law, Disorderly conduct is set forth as follows:

  • A person is guilty of disorderly conduct when, with intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof:
    1. He engages in fighting or in violent, tumultuous or threatening behavior; or
    2. He makes unreasonable noise; or
    3. In a public place, he uses abusive or obscene language, or makes an obscene gesture; or
    4. Without lawful authority, he disturbs any lawful assembly or meeting of persons; or
    5. He obstructs vehicular or pedestrian traffic; or
    6. He congregates with other persons in a public place and refuses to comply with a lawful order of the police to disperse; or
    7. He creates a hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose.

Disorderly conduct is punishable by up to 15 days in jail and is considered an offense under the penal law.

Contact New York City Criminal Defense Attorney Lance L. Fletcher as soon as possible if you or someone you know has been issued a Desk Appearance Ticket for disorderly conduct. His office takes immediate action to see that your rights are protected and to ensure that you case is properly handled. Mr. Fletcher, a former prosecutor, will thoroughly evaluate your case and will resolve it as soon as possible.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

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