Disorderly Conduct is illegal in North Carolina. It is a misdemeanor criminal offense. 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.
Both North Carolina and South Carolina have other charges that are similar to disorderly conduct in North Carolina:
- Resisting arrest or resisting a public officer in North Carolina (click here)
- Intoxicated and disruptive in North Carolina
- Resisting arrest in South Carolina (click here)
- Public intoxication in South Carolina (click here)
If you have been charged with disorderly conduct in North Carolina, it is in your best interest to speak to a criminal defense lawyer right away. Gilles Law has criminal defense attorneys licensed in North Carolina and South Carolina, both at the State and Federal levels.