In Virginia, Maryland & Massachusetts, the law regarding disorderly conduct encompasses being drunk in public, “disturbing the peace”, or loitering in certain areas. Many types of unruly conduct may fit the definition of disorderly conduct. Disorderly conduct statutes are often used as “catch-all” crimes. Police may use a disorderly conduct charge to keep the peace when people are behaving in a disruptive manner to themselves or others, but present no serious public danger. Disorderly conduct is classified as a misdemeanor.
Have you been charged with disorderly conduct in Maryland, Massachusetts or Virginia?
Are you facing a disorderly conduct charge in Maryland, Massachusetts or Virginia?
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The following are some of the laws in VA, MD & MA:
- § 18.2-416. Punishment for using abusive language to another.
If any person shall, in the presence or hearing of another, curse or abuse such other person, or use any violent abusive language to such person concerning himself or any of his relations, or otherwise use such language, under circumstances reasonably calculated to provoke a breach of the peace, he shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor.
A person who keeps a disorderly house is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not less than 10 days and not exceeding 6 months or a fine not less than $ 50 and not exceeding $ 300 or both.
- Md. CRIMINAL LAW Code Ann. § 10-202. Keeping disorderly house — Penalty
Whoever, in or upon a railroad carriage, steamboat or other public conveyance, is disorderly, or disturbs or annoys travelers in or upon the same by profane, obscene or indecent language, or by indecent behavior, shall be punished as provided in section forty.
- ALM GL ch. 272, § 43. Disorderly Conduct — Public Conveyance.