Minneapolis Disorderly Conduct Lawyer
Minneapolis Disorderly Conduct Defense Attorney Christopher Keyser is an aggressive and respected trial lawyer with a record of winning disorderly conduct cases in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and throughout Minnesota. Mr. Keyser’s strategy for beating disorderly conduct charges is simple: He reviews the evidence against you, creates a disorderly conduct defense strategy, and then executes the strategy. In every Minnesota disorderly conduct case, Mr. Keyser works to get charges dismissed and keep your criminal record clear. When a dismissal is not possible, he pushes the disorderly conduct case to trial.
The key to successfully defending Minnesota disorderly conduct charges is a combination of knowing how the court system works, having solid relationships with prosecutors, and a willingness to bring the case to jury trial. Minneapolis disorderly conduct lawyer Christopher Keyser was named a Super Lawyer Rising Star, a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorney, and has a Superb rating on Avvo.com.
Minneapolis Disorderly Conduct Client Testimonials
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What Is Considered Disorderly Conduct in Minnesota?
Disorderly conduct is generally an act which tends to “alarm, anger or disturb others, or tends to provoke an assault or breach of peace.” Disorderly conduct is also an offense in which a person recklessly, knowingly or intentionally does one or more of the following:
- Engages in brawling or fighting
- Commits indecent conduct and exposure
- Disturbs an assembly or meeting, not unlawful in its character
- Engages in offensive, obscene, abusive, boisterous, or noisy conduct
- Engages in offensive, obscene or abusive language reasonably arousing alarm, anger or resentment in others
Disorderly conduct is a common charge in Minnesota. If convicted of a disorderly conduct charge, a defendant can face up to 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. Read the Minnesota disorderly conduct law here.
Why You Should Never Plead Guilty to Disorderly Conduct
A common question people ask when facing disorderly conduct charge is, “Should I fight the case?” Here is some straight talk on Minnesota disorderly conduct charges:
- It is rare for a person to serve jail time for a disorderly conduct charge, especially with no prior criminal record
- In most cases, pleading guilty to disorderly conduct will guarantee a misdemeanor criminal conviction on your record and will absolutely guarantee a “paper trail” where the charge will be publicly accessible
- Prosecutors often claim a disorderly conduct case will be “off your record” which is untrue. There is always a record unless and until a court grants an expungement to seal the record
- Unless the prosecutor offers to keep a conviction off your criminal record without pleading guilty, there is no incentive to plead guilty
- If you were charged based on your words alone and those words were not racial slurs, personal offenses, or language that would cause a person to engage in fighting, then you should demand your case be dismissed
- Disorderly conduct is often a “catch all” charge for police and prosecutors when they don’t know what else to charge someone with
- Disorderly conduct citations, tickets, and charges are given to people far too casually throughout Minnesota
Contact our Minneapolis disorderly conduct defense attorney Christopher Keyser at 612-338-5007 for a free consultation. We are the first step in putting your disorderly conduct charges behind you.