Houston Disorderly Conduct Attorneys
Disorderly conduct is a legal term that describes an incredibly wide array of actions that can be deemed as dangerous and disruptive. Under Title 9, Chapter 42 of the Texas Penal Code, actions ranging from harassment to stalking to cruelty to livestock and other animals can fall under the heading of “Disorderly Conduct and Related Offenses.” Unfortunately, because so many different actions have been grouped together under this heading, some law enforcement officials use it as a catch-all charge for actions they believe are disruptive or inappropriate.
While most charges of disorderly conduct and related offenses are classified as misdemeanors under Texas law, some are felonies and can carry much more significant charges and penalties. If you’ve been charged with disorderly conduct or a related offense in or around Houston, the attorneys at Sampson & Bové, LLC understand the effects this could have on your life, and want to help you fight these charges.
Disorderly Conduct and Related Offenses in Texas
Actions such as discharging a firearm in a municipality, rioting, interfering with emergency phone calls, and even using a laser pointer in certain circumstances can result in an individual being charged with disorderly conduct or related offenses. The potential penalties that individuals can face are equally varied, including:
Up to several thousands of dollars in fines
Incarceration in county jail
Incarceration in a state jail facility
Any of these penalties can have long-term, if not permanent, effects on your life, making it essential for anyone charged with disorderly conduct or related offenses to do everything they can to avoid a conviction on these charges. The first step is enlisting the support of a qualified legal professional.
Learn More from a Houston Disorderly Conduct Attorney
If you have been charged with any form of disorderly conduct or related offenses, do not hesitate to secure experienced legal assistance. Call Sampson & Bové, LLC at (713) 337-1420 today and find out what our team may be able to do to have the charges against you reduced in severity or, potentially, dropped altogether.