Colorado Laws on Disorderly Conduct

Experienced Denver Disorderly Conduct Attorney

Disorderly Conduct isn’t a one-size-fits all offense. A variety of factual scenarios could be involved. It can occur on private property, residential areas, or in a public place. Charges range from a class one petty offense to a class two misdemeanor. The potential penalties include fines and up to a year in jail. This is why it is important to contact an experienced Denver attorney today to evaluate your case. Attorney Jill M. Jackson has experience handling disorderly conduct offenses.

C.R.S. 18-9-106 defines disorderly conduct as the following:

A person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly makes a coarse and obviously offensive utterance, gesture or display in a public place and the utterance, gesture, or display tends to incite an immediate breach of the peace C.R.S. 18-9-106 (1) (a); or

Makes an unreasonable noise in a public place or near a private residence that he has no right to occupy C.R.S. 18-9-106 (1) (c); or

Fights with another in public place except in an amateur or professional contest of athletic skill C.R.S. 18-9-106 (1) (d) or

Not being a peace officer discharges a firearm in public place expect when engaged in lawful target practice or hunting C.R.S. 18-9-106 (1) (e); or

Not being a peace officer, displays a deadly weapon, 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 C.R.S 18-9-106 (1) (f).