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Fort Collins Disorderly Conduct Lawyer

Do you need a disorderly conduct lawyer in Larimer County or Ft Collins, CO? Learn more about this charge, and come in for a free consultation: 970-658-0007
The Larimer County Sheriff, Fort Collins Police and the Loveland Police can charge Disorderly Conduct in many situations. Whether charged based on noise from a party, from a fight or from loud noise in a dispute, this crime is a “catch all” when law enforcement is called.  People are given a summons or arrested for Disorderly Conduct when they knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly do one of the following:

Right Arrow FoCoOffending 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);

Right Arrow FoCoLoud 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);

Right Arrow FoCoFighting: Fights with another in a public place (exceptions apply for sporting events and the like). C.R.S. 18-9-106(d);

Right Arrow FoCo 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);

Right Arrow FoCoBrandish 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.

Any criminal record can affect your future.  If you are charged by summons or arrest with any of the Disorderly Conduct subsections, or a more serious felony, you need to speak with an experienced disorderly conduct lawyer in Larimer County. The lawyers at the O’Malley Law Office, P.C., have worked in the Larimer County Court and the Larimer County District Court, for over twenty years.  Don’t let a part-time criminal defense lawyer handle your criminal case. Instead, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent and call us at 970-658-0007, or the “Get Help Now” form on this site.Together we can protect your future.