Disorderly Conduct

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.