Disorderly Conduct is governed by N.C.G.S. 14-288.4
You may be charged with disorderly conduct if you:
- Fight or engage in other conduct creating the threat of fighting or other violence
- Use any language or gestures that are likely to incite violence or fighting
- Take possession of any building or facility without specific permission
- Refuse to leave an establishment after being so ordered
- Disrupt any class or disturb the operation of a school
- Block access to a business or prevent normal business operations
- Disrupt any religious or burial services
A disorderly conduct charge is a Class 2 Misdemeanor and carries up to 60 days in jail.
If you have been charged with disorderly conduct in North Carolina, it is in your best interest to hire a criminal defense lawyer right away.