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Often referred to as "disturbing the peace," Disorderly Conduct is a term that encompasses a wide variety of offenses in Scottsdale, Arizona. If you end up with a conviction for Disorderly Conduct, you may be left with a criminal record that can present significant obstacles in your life. This record can hinder your chances at job opportunities, finding housing, and securing loans. Given the severity of these consequences, it's crucial to ally with a skilled criminal defense attorney to build a compelling defense against your charges.

Contact an attorney promptly if you face Disorderly Conduct charges in Chandler, AZ. Having handled hundreds of criminal cases, Attorney Nava is well-versed in dealing with Disorderly Conduct cases. Ensuring that you have proficient legal representation could significantly influence your case's outcome and future life opportunities. Contact us for a free consultation so that we can understand the nature of your charges, explore potential defenses, and find out how we can help you.

What is Considered Disorderly Conduct in Arizona?

Per Arizona Revised Statutes §13-2904, Disorderly Conduct is defined as intentionally or knowingly causing a disturbance to the peace of a family, neighbor, or individual. At a minimum, the person must be conscious of causing such a disruption. Disorderly Conduct can encompass a range of behaviors, such as:

  • Creating excessive noise
  • Engaging in fights or displaying violent behavior
  • Acting in a way that interrupts business operations
  • Displaying or using a deadly weapon or instrument recklessly
  • Failing to leave a hazardous scene after being ordered to do so by the police
  • Inciting or trying to instigate a fight using insulting language or gestures

The ambiguity of Disorderly Conduct charges lies in the fact that it is up to law enforcement to determine whether a person's actions can be deemed criminal. This subjectivity makes it one of the most commonly issued misdemeanor charges. Despite its seemingly subjective nature, a Disorderly Conduct charge can carry severe implications. To avoid such consequences, it's essential to seek professional legal help. Attorney Armando Nava is prepared to scrutinize your case thoroughly and fight relentlessly for your rights.

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Penalties for Disorderly Conduct in Arizona

In Arizona, the implications of being charged with Disorderly Conduct can vary, largely depending on whether the charge is classified as a misdemeanor or a felony. The potential penalties could include:

  • Class 1 Misdemeanor: In Arizona, the majority of Disorderly Conduct offenses fall under Class 1 misdemeanors, the most serious misdemeanor category. A conviction can result in significant life-changing penalties, including community service, up to three years of probation, fines reaching $2,500 (excluding court fees), and a maximum of six months in jail.

  • Class 6 Felony: If Disorderly Conduct involves the reckless use or handling of a deadly weapon, the charge can escalate to a Class 6 felony. Despite being the least severe felony in Arizona, it still carries harsher penalties than a misdemeanor. These include increased fines, up to a year in prison, stringent probation after prison, and potential loss of certain rights, like firearm possession.

Arizona law provides some leniency under specific circumstances, as it allows a judge to reduce a Class 6 felony conviction to a Class 1 misdemeanor. This reduction could significantly lessen the severity of the penalties imposed on the defendant. Engaging a skilled attorney experienced in Disorderly Conduct cases could increase your chances of having the charges reduced or even dismissed.

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Contact A Disorderly Conduct Attorney in Scottsdale

Contact an attorney immediately if you are charged with Disorderly Conduct allegations in Chandler, AZ. When you work with The Nava Law Firm, you'll partner with an attorney with extensive experience in criminal defense. Our mission is to shield you from unjust punishments while vigorously advocating for your rights.

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 Scottsdale, please contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.

Our Case Results

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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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