Maryland Disorderly Conduct Attorneys

Maryland Disorderly Conduct Attorneys

At Houlon Berman, we have over 50 years of experience representing clients in criminal matters in Maryland and the District of Columbia. We take pride in the results we get for our clients.

In every case, the prosecution bears the burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. The client has no burden of proof. It is always on the prosecution, plus the jury’s verdict must be unanimous.

In order to prove the offense of disorderly conduct, the State must prove the following elements of the offense:

  1. A person may willfully and without lawful purpose obstructed or hindered the free passage of another in a public place or on a public conveyance.
  2. A person willfully acted in a disorderly manner that disturbs the public peace.
  3. A person may willfully failed to obey a reasonable and lawful order that a law enforcement officer maked to prevent a disturbance to the public peace.
  4. A person entered the land or premises of another, whether an owner or lessee, or a beach adjacent to residential riparian property, and willfully
    1. disturbed the peace of persons on the land, premises, or beach by making an unreasonably loud noise; or
    2. acted in a disorderly manner; OR
    3. A person from any location made an unreasonably loud noise, willfully disturbed the peace of another:
      • on the other’s land or premises;
        • in a public place; or
        • on a public conveyance.

Our criminal defense attorneys at Houlon Berman have broad experience representing clients successfully in misdemeanor cases. Our success derives from our uncompromising commitment to our clients, and hard work. Our clients receive a robust defense in each and every case.

If you have a Disorderly Conduct case in Upper Marlboro, Hyattsville, Bowie, Greenbelt, College Park, Laurel, Rockville, Bethesda, Silver Spring, or anywhere else in the State of Maryland, please contact us.

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