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Sunday, June 7, 2020

Is Disorderly Conduct a Crime in New York State?

240.20 Disorderly conduct. A person is guilty of disorderly conduct when, with intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof: 1. He engages in fighting or in violent, tumultuous or threatening behavior; or 2. He makes unreasonable noise; or 3. In a public place, he uses abusive or obscene language, or makes an obscene gesture; or 4. Without lawful authority, he disturbs any lawful assembly or meeting of persons; or 5. He obstructs vehicular or pedestrian traffic; or 6. He congregates with other persons in a public place and refuses to comply with a lawful order of the police to disperse; or 7. He creates a hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose. Disorderly conduct is a violation. 
If you have been charged with Disorderly Conduct, you should seek a consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer to defend you against these allegations.  Attorney Michael A. Arbeit is always available 24/7 at (516) 766-1878.  

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