Offending Conduct: Makes a coarse and obviously offensive utterance, gesture or display in a public place and it is intended to incite an immediate breach of the peace. C.R.S. 18-9-106(a);
Loud Noise: Makes unreasonable noise in a public place or near a private residence that he or she has no right to occupy. C.R.S. 18-9-106(c);
Fighting: Fights with another in a public place (exceptions apply for sporting events and the like). C.R.S. 18-9-106(d);
Fire a Gun: Discharges a firearm in a public place (exceptions apply for peace officers and other lawful activities). C.R.S. 18-9-106(e);
Brandish a Weapon: Displays a deadly weapon or displays any article used or fashioned in a manner to cause a person to reasonably believe that the article is a deadly weapon, or represents verbally or otherwise that he or she is armed with a deadly weapon in a public place in a manner calculated to alarm. C.R.S. 18-9-106(f);
Larimer County Disorderly Conduct Attorney: Charged as a Misdemeanor or Petty Offense
If charged under C.R.S. 18-9-106(a) – Offending Conduct or (c) – Loud Noise, Disorderly Conduct is considered a Class 1 petty offense, while an offense under (d) – Fighting is a more serious Class 3 misdemeanor. If found guilty under subsection (e) – Fire a Gun or (f) – Brandish a Weapon, the conduct will result in the highest disorderly conduct violation which is a Class 2 misdemeanor.
Loveland Disorderly Conduct Lawyer: Nearby Felony Conduct Involving Firearms
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There are more serious felony charges which look very similar to (e) and (f) above like C.R.S. 18-3-206, Menacing, and C.R.S. 18-12-107.5, Illegal discharge of a firearm. In many instances, police or District Attorneys file the more serious charges at first, hoping to scare a man or woman into accepting a plea agreement to the lesser Disorderly Conduct. This strategy gives a Deputy District Attorney in Larimer County the opportunity to benefit from a conviction without having to prove the elements of a crime to a jury. Prosecutors are motivated by the number of convictions they can obtain.