CALIFORNIA Disorderly conduct DEFENSE LAWYER
Have you been charged with Disorderly Conduct? Do not face this charge alone! Let WEBER LAW help you today!
Being charged with disorderly conduct in California can have consequences that can be detrimental to your life. Having a charge like disorderly conduct come up on a background check or having the reputation of someone who has been charged with disorderly conduct will not make your life easier. Do not face these charges alone; let Weber Law help you today!
California Disorderly Conduct Charges and Penalties
What is Disorderly Conduct?
There are a number of various acts that can be charged as disorderly conduct, which will be described below.
LEWD ACT IN PUBLIC
An individual who solicits anyone to engage in or who engages in lewd or dissolute conduct in any public place or in any place open to the public or exposed to public view is guilty of conducting lewd acts in public. But what exactly is a lewd act? A lewd act is an act that involves touching genitals, whether they are yours or someone else’s, for the purpose of sexual gratification or to annoy or offend another person.
There are specific aspects that must be met for you to be charged with a lewd act in public which include touching your own body or someone else’s in a lewd manner, in the presence of someone who might be offended or annoyed, and that is in a public place or within public view.
An individual who solicits, or who agrees to engage in, or who engages in, any act of prostitution with another person who is 18 years of age or older with the intent to receive compensation, money, or anything of value, an individual agrees to engage in an act of prostitution when, with specific intent to so engage, the individual manifests an acceptance of an offer or solicitation by another person to so engage, regardless of whether the offer or solicitation was made by a person who also possessed the specific intent to engage in an act of prostitution.
ADDITIONAL ACTS CONSIDERED DISORDERLY CONDUCT
A person who accosts other persons in any public place or in any place open tot the public for the purpose of begging or soliciting alms, who loiters in or about any toilet open to the public for the purpose of engaging in or soliciting any lewd or lascivious or any unlawful act, who is found in any public place under the influence of intoxicating liquor, any drug, controlled substance, toluene, or any combination of any intoxicating liquor, drug, controlled substance, in a condition that they are unable to exercise care for their own safety or the safety of others, or interferes with or obstructs or prevents the free use of any street, sidewalk, or other public way.
There are ways to fight the charge of conducting a disorderly conduct, but it is extremely difficult without a knowledgeable legal team on your side.
What is the Punishment for performing a Lewd Act in public?
What may seem like a funny prank to some can actually have very serious repercussions. Having disorderly conduct on your record can make it hard to get a job, or even keep your current job, as some employment places have certain guidelines that they follow.
Being found guilty of disorderly conduct in the state of California is typically a misdemeanor with a punishment of up to 6 months imprisonment, a fine of up to $1,000.00, or both.
If you are convicted of performing a lewd act in public or disorderly conduct, it is important to know that you do not have to register as a sex offender in the state of California.
WHAT IS THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION ACT?
Every person who has been convicted in any court in California, or in any federal, or military court of certain acts outlined in the statute, must register to the chief of police in which the person is residing, or the sheriff of the county if the person is residing in an unincorporated area or city that has no police department, and, additionally, with the chief of police of a campus of the University of California, the California State University, or community college if the person is residing upon the campus or in any of its facilities, within five working days of coming into, or changing the person’s residence within, any city, county, or city and county, or campus in which the person temporarily resides.
This creates an issue when you are looking for work, housing, and trying to move on with your life after a conviction.
Even as a Defendant, you still have Rights! Make sure yours were not violated!
Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights, and it is important to know those rights and make sure that they were not violated in any way when you were arrested or charged. Without extensive knowledge of your rights when it comes to police searches, Miranda rights, and your rights when it comes to arrest, it is extremely difficult to get a dismissal or reduction. Do not try to fight these charges on your own—Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on a disorderly conduct charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.
What should you do if you have been charged with Disorderly Conduct and how can Weber Law help you?
It can be scary and nerve wracking to have criminal charges on your record, do not go through this alone. The court system can be intimidating and without good legal help, the consequences can last years. Our experienced team is comfortable looking at evidence, negotiating potential plea agreements, and defending you in court. There are ways to fight the allegation of disorderly conduct which include not knowing you were in a public place. Weber Law will look at all the evidence available to keep you from facing jail time. Weber Law will work to lower your charge or sentence. Disorderly conduct, no matter the circumstances, is not a charge that you want to fight alone, let our team of experienced attorneys help you navigate the criminal justice system. If you or someone you know has been charged with disorderly conduct in the state of California, contact Weber Law for your free consultation today.
CA Penal Code § 647, Disorderly conduct
CA Penal Code § 290, Sex Offender Registration Act; duty to register within specified number of days following entrance into or moving within a jurisdiction; offenses requiring mandatory registration; duration of registration requirement.
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