St. Paul Disorderly Conduct Defense Lawyer

Disorderly conduct in Minnesota is anything that could cause another person to feel anger, alarm or resentment. I am criminal defense attorney Justin Schiks, and I have successfully represented many clients who faced disorderly conduct charges.

A Catch-All Charge

Police officers use this charge as a catch-all for a wide range of actions, including:

  • Using harsh language in public
  • Brawling at a bar
  • Talking back to a police officer
  • Refusing to leave a location after police have asked you to depart

People charged with disorderly conduct can range from young people who were not thinking things through to thoughtful citizens engaged in a protest or rally. For many of my clients a disorderly conduct charge is a first-time offense. It is important to defend against this charge to keep your criminal record as clean as possible.

A Charge Worth Fighting

Do not minimize the significance of a disorderly conduct charge. A conviction on your record can affect your ability to obtain or hold a job or some professional licenses. I will work to get the charges dismissed and to minimize any negative consequences that may impact you.

Clients appreciate that I care about them as individuals. While disorderly conduct is not the most serious crime one can be accused of, I take it seriously because it is important to you, and it can have a negative impact on your life today and in the years to come.

To learn how I can assist you or a member of your family charged with disorderly conduct, please call 651-504-2564 or contact me by email.

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“I hired Justin halfway through my case and from day one he's been a great lawyer to work with. Over the last several months, he's worked hard to get me the best deal possible. I'm grateful for his knowledge, patience and understanding. I would highly recommend him.”