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If you are arrested and charged with disorderly conduct / breach of peace in Las Vegas, you are facing significant penalties, and you should therefore consider hiring a Las Vegas disorderly conduct lawyer.   Las Vegas disorderly conduct lawyer Paul J. Adras, Esq., and Las Vegas breach of peace lawyer Steven M. Altig, Esq. have thorough knowledge and experience in disorderly conduct / breach of peace, and can represent you immediately if you have been charged with disorderly conduct / breach of peace.  In Las Vegas, if you are convicted of disorderly conduct / breach of peace, you are facing severe penalties.  The information below is designed to provide you with a summary of the implications of a conviction for a Las Vegas disorderly conduct / breach of peace.

1.    What constitutes disorderly conduct / breach of peace in Las Vegas and in Nevada?

In Las Vegas, there are two separate laws that make disorderly conduct and breach of peace illegal.  The laws are close to identical and criminalize mostly the same behavior.  Disorderly conduct is criminalized in Clark County Ordinance 12.33.010.  Breach of peace is criminalized in Nevada Revised Statute 203.010.

Specifically, a disorderly conduct (CCO 12.33.010) occurs when a person commits one of the following acts:

    a)     Participate in a fight;
    b)    Challenge another person to a fight;
    c)    Use profane, indecent or obscene language in addressing another person;
    d)    Commit a breach of peace;
    e)    Incite a disturbance;
    f)    Interfere with, annoy, accost or harass any other person which conduct by its
nature would tend to incite a disturbance.

Likewise, a breach of peace (NRS 203.010) occurs when a person commits one of the following acts:

    a)    Loud or unusual noises;
    b)    Tumultuous and offensive conduct;
    c)    Threatening;
    d)    Traducing (slandering a person);
    e)    Quarreling;
    f)    Challenging to fight;
    g)    Fighting.

As can be seen, disorderly conduct and breach of peace are catch all crimes.  They are fairly vague and all encompassing.  They can be utilized by a police officer to arrest or cite an individual for just about any sort of conduct that the officer deems inappropriate.


2.    What are the penalties if I am convicted of disorderly conduct or breach of peace?

Disorderly conduct and breach of peace are misdemeanors in the State of Nevada.  This means that after a conviction a court can impose the following punishments (see NRS 193.150):

    a)    Up to 6 months in Jail;
    b)    Up to a $1,000.00 fine;
    c)    By both fine and jail;

Additionally, in lieu of all or part of the above punishments a court can impose a period of community service of not more than 200 hours.

If you need a Las Vegas disorderly conduct lawyer then call us today.  Paul J. Adras, Esq. is an experienced and aggressive Las Vegas disorderly conduct lawyer.  Steven M. Altig, Esq. is also an experienced and aggressive Las Vegas breach of peace lawyer.  Adras & Altig are Las Vegas disorderly conduct / breach of peace lawyers, North Las Vegas disorderly conduct / breach of peace lawyers, Henderson disorderly conduct / breach of peace lawyers, Boulder City disorderly conduct / breach of peace lawyers, Moapa Valley disorderly conduct / breach of peace lawyers, Goodsprings disorderly conduct / breach of peace lawyers, Searchlight disorderly conduct / breach of peace lawyers, Laughlin disorderly conduct / breach of peace lawyers, Pahrump disorderly conduct / breach of peace lawyers, Tonopah disorderly conduct / breach of peace lawyers, and disorderly conduct / breach of peace lawyers in many other cities in Southern and Northern Nevada.  If you've been charged with any crime then you need to get experienced and aggressive legal representation.  You need to hire Adras & Altig, Attorneys at Law.

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