Under Georgia law, disorderly conduct covers a variety of questionable circumstances, from making a person fear for their safety or property after acting in a violent manner to the use of “fighting words” or language believed to provoke a violent reaction in others. The use of obscene or vulgar language without provocation in the presence of a child under the age of 14 also constitutes disorderly conduct. Disorderly conduct is a misdemeanor and carries a sentence of up to 12 months.
If you are facing disorderly conduct charges, Pat McDonough and Trinity Hundredmark can help. We offer free case evaluations, and work to protect our clients’ rights. In some cases, this means arguing that the charges are unjustified and working to have them dismissed.