Alpharetta disorderly conduct lawyers William C. (Bubba) Head, Larry Kohn, and Cory Yager will vigorously defend you in Alpharetta Municipal Court for disturbing the peace charges. In Georgia there are two kinds of disorderly conduct laws – state and local municipality. A city’s code of law is much more expansive than the state’s laws.
Below is the Alpharetta, GA disorderly conduct code of law:
Sec. 13-3. – Disorderly conduct.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to disturb or endanger the public peace or decency by any disorderly conduct.
(b) The following acts, among others, are declared to be disorderly conduct:
(1) Use of profane or obscene language in public.
(2) Making any threat of violence to or against any other person.
(3) Being noisy or boisterous in or upon any street or other public place in the city.
Cross reference— Noise generally, § 13-20 et seq.
(4) Making any indecent or immoral exposure of the body.
(5) Any riotous conduct to the disturbance of the public tranquility.
(6) Engaging in, promoting, aiding, or abetting any fight, riot, or disorderly proceeding on any street or public place, or in any private building or dwelling or other private place when persons in the vicinity are disturbed.
(7) Making or causing to be made, any loud noise in the vicinity of a house of religious worship when divine worship is in progress to the extent that such noise shall interfere with such divine worship.
Cross reference— Noise generally, § 13-20 et seq.
(8) Making, turning in, or giving a false alarm of fire, or of need for police or ambulance assistance, or aiding or abetting in the commission of such acts.
(9) Doing any act of malicious mischief which damages or destroys any public or private property within the city or which results in injury to any citizen, or the aiding or abetting of any such act.
(10) To have, expose, post in public, or circulate any lewd, profane, or obscene picture, card, or printing with the city.
(11) Lurking about the premises and near the private habitations of other persons, or entering the private premises of another to spy or look into the houses or buildings used for residential purposes.
(Ord. No. 87, § 3, 9-3-62)
State Law reference— Offenses against public order, O.C.G.A. § 16-11-30.
Alpharetta Disorderly Under the Influence Lawyer
Alpharetta disorderly under the influence lawyers William C. (Bubba) Head, Larry Kohn, and Cory Yager will vigorously defend you in Alpharetta Municipal Court for misdemeanor public drunkenness charges.
Below is the Alpharetta disorderly while under the influence city code of law:
Sec. 13-3.1. – Disorderly while under the influence.
(a) Acts constituting violation. It shall be unlawful for any person within the corporate limits of the city to be disorderly while under the influence of alcohol or drugs on the streets, sidewalks or other public places. The following acts are declared to be in violation of this section:
(1) Any person who acts in a reckless manner so as to create an unreasonable risk of harm to himself, to other persons or to property in the vicinity while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
(2) Any person who shall defecate or urinate on the streets or sidewalks or in the halls or elevators of public or commercial buildings, or on any property open to public view in the city while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
(3) Any person who, without provocation, uses to or of another, in such person’s presence, fighting words, or who shall panhandle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
(4) Any person who shall act in a violent or tumultuous manner toward another so as to endanger the life, limb, health or property of another while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
(5) Any person who shall lie down or otherwise obstruct, block or impede pedestrian or vehicular traffic on any sidewalk, street, or entrance or exit to any other public way, house of worship, business, public hall, theater, public conveyance or other public place and who shall refuse to remove themselves when ordered to do so by a city police officer or other lawful authority while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
(6) Any person who shall act in a boisterous, turbulent, or agitated manner, or who shall use profane, vulgar, loud or unbecoming language while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs while on the streets, sidewalks, or other public places within the corporate limits of the city.
(b) Duty of peace officer. Any peace officer, in accordance with standards set out in standard operating procedures promulgated by the director of public safety or designee, may take or send an individual under the influence of alcohol or other drugs to such person’s home in lieu of incarcerating such person for violations of this section. Any peace officer so acting shall be considered as carrying out such peace officer’s official duty.
(c) Penalty. Upon a finding of guilty for violation of this section, the offender shall be subject to imprisonment for a term not to exceed one hundred eighty (180) days or by fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), either of such penalties to be in the discretion of the municipal judge. Such punishment may be probated by the municipal judge for those offenders desiring to participate in a detoxification program.
(Ord. No. 621, § 1, 5-19-08)
Most Georgia residents decide to walk into Municipal Court and plead guilty to disorderly conduct charges, or get they ask the court to appoint a public defender. This is your choice. But be ready to face stiff court fines and possibly even jail time.
A FREE consultation with our Alpharetta GA criminal law firm can help clear up any confusion on which courtroom your case will be heard in, and what exactly are the penalties the judge most likely will sentence you with.
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