Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly Conduct Attorney in Chandler

Disorderly Conduct, also called "disturbing the peace," is a catch-all term for many wrongdoings in Chandler, Arizona. A Disorderly Conduct conviction can lead to a criminal record which can impede employment, housing, and loan opportunities as you may be seen as high risk. Additionally, it can result in losing certain rights, like voting or owning firearms, particularly with felony convictions. This is why partnering with a criminal defense attorney can help you build a solid defense against your charges.

You should contact an attorney immediately if you have been charged with Disorderly Conduct in Chandler, AZ. Attorney Armando Nava at the Nava Law Firm has worked on hundreds of criminal cases and is highly experienced with Disorderly Conduct cases. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss how we can help your case.

Understanding Disorderly Conduct Charges in Arizona

The Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS 13-2904) define Disorderly Conduct as intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing a disturbance to the public peace or refusing to obey a lawful order to prevent disruption. This could include behavior such as:

  1. Engaging in fighting, violent, or seriously disruptive behavior.
  2. Making unreasonable noise.
  3. Using abusive or offensive language or gestures in a manner likely to provoke immediate physical retaliation by another.
  4. Making any protracted commotion, utterance, or display with the intent to prevent the transaction of the business of a lawful meeting, gathering, or procession.
  5. Refusing to obey a lawful order to disperse issued to maintain public safety in dangerous proximity to a fire, a hazard, or any other emergency.
  6. Recklessly handling, displaying, or discharging a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.

It's important to remember that what counts as "Disorderly Conduct" can sometimes be subjective, and a lot depends on the specific circumstances of the event.

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Disorderly Conduct Penalties in Arizona

  1. Class 1 Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct in Arizona: In Arizona, most charges of Disorderly Conduct are classified as Class 1 misdemeanors. This is the highest level of misdemeanor, carrying with it significant potential consequences upon conviction. It's important to note that a conviction for a Class 1 misdemeanor is not trivial and can significantly impact your life. This penalty may include the following:
  • Community Service: Unpaid work benefiting the community.
  • Probation: Supervised living conditions, potentially up to three years.
  • Fines: Up to $2,500, not including court fees or surcharges.
  • Jail Time: Up to six months.

  1. Class 6 Felony Disorderly Conduct (Involving a Deadly Weapon): Disorderly Conduct charges can become more serious if they involve a deadly weapon. If you're accused of recklessly handling or using a firearm or another deadly instrument during the commission of Disorderly Conduct, the charge can be elevated to a Class 6 felony. This is the lowest level of felony charges in Arizona, but it still carries more severe penalties than a misdemeanor. This penalty may include the following:
  • Higher Fines: More substantial than those for misdemeanors.
  • Prison Time: Up to one year.
  • Probation: Strict monitoring of behavior post-prison.
  • Loss of Rights: This can include the right to own or possess firearms.
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Contact a Disorderly Conduct Attorney in Chandler

If you're facing Disorderly Conduct charges in Chandler, AZ, reach out to Lawyer Armando Nava. With a wealth of knowledge and practice in criminal defense, the Nava Law Firm stands ready to tenaciously defend your case. We strive to protect you from unwarranted penalties and ensure your rights are upheld.

Our firm primarily serves the areas of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Tempe and other areas around Arizona. If you are in need of an experienced criminal defense attorney in Chandler, please contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.

Our Case Results

Second Time DUI

Woman was charged with her second DUI within 7 years after being involved in a collision in Scottsdale. Through our investigation, we found multiple mistakes made by the arresting officer. These errors were used to get the prosecution to reduce the alleged offense to a charge with no jail time. Result: Charge Reduced w/ No Jail.

Drug DUI

A man was pulled over by Salt River Police Department while visiting from out of town. Despite showing no signs of impairment, the officers arrested him and charged him with DUI Drugs. We investigated the case heavily and interviewed every officer involved. Ultimately, a motion to suppress was filed and granted after an evidentiary hearing before a Judge. Result: Case Dismissed.

Aggravated Assault

A man was charged with attacking a family with a knife. After reviewing the evidence, it was determined that the instrument used was not a knife at all. The Grand Jury had been misled, so we filed a motion challenging the grand jury presentation. The prosecutor, confronted with the truth, agreed to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor with no jail time. Result: Charge Reduced to a Misdemeanor.


A man was out on a walk and was stopped by police because he was in the area of an attempted vehicle theft. The man maintained his innocence, but the owner of the truck identified him as the man he saw attempt to steal it. We worked tirelessly to prepare a defense and get the prosecution to see reason. The State wouldn’t budge, so the case went to trial. Result: Not Guilty After Jury Trial

Resisting Arrest

A client was charged with resist arrest after being targeted by police during the protests of Summer 2020. Our firm developed a strategy with activists and members of the media that led to a dismissal of our client’s case and, eventually, all cases connected to the political prosecution of the protesters. Result: Case Dismissed.

Domestic Violence

A woman and her boyfriend were arguing over the cleaning of their apartment. The police were called after things escalated and the woman was arrested. The Mesa City Prosecutors originally wanted the woman to do jail time. After working the case and providing background information, we were able to get the prosecutor to allow the woman to complete classes in exchange for a dismissal. Result: Case Dismissed After Diversion.


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The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. Many factors contribute to providing legal advice, including the specific facts of a situation. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. Armando Nava is licensed to practice law in Arizona. We invite you to contact us, but please be aware that contacting us does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until an attorney-client relationship has been established.

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