Domestic Disorderly Conduct: Dismissed

Experienced Attorney Gets Domestic Disorderly Charges Dropped in Rhode Island

DOMESTIC DISORDERLY CONDUCT: DISMISSEDClient is arrested in the Newport Heights housing complex in Newport, Rhode Island and charged with Domestic Disorderly Conduct.  If convicted, client could face up to six months in jail; have to take domestic violence classes (at client’s expense); have a no-contact order imposed; and have to pay up to $500 in fines.

In order to prove disorderly conduct, the prosecution must prove at least one of the following subsections of the disorderly conduct statute:

a) A person commits disorderly conduct if he or she intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly:

(1) Engages in fighting or threatening, or in violent or tumultuous behavior;

(2) In a public place or near a private residence that he or she has no right to occupy, disturbs another person by making loud and unreasonable noise which under the circumstances would disturb a person of average sensibilities;

(3) Directs at another person in a public place offensive words which are likely to provoke a violent reaction on the part of the average person so addressed;

(4) Alone or with others, obstructs a highway, street, sidewalk, railway, waterway, building entrance, elevator, aisle, stairway, or hallway to which the public or a substantial group of the public has access or any other place ordinarily used for the passage of persons, vehicles, or conveyances;

(5) Engages in conduct which obstructs or interferes physically with a lawful meeting, procession, or gathering;

(6) Enters upon the property of another and for a lascivious purpose looks into an occupied dwelling or other building on the property through a window or other opening; or

(7) Who without the knowledge or consent of the individual, looks for a lascivious purpose through a window, or any other opening into an area in which another would have a reasonable expectation of privacy, including, but not limited to, a restroom, locker room, shower, changing room, dressing room, bedroom, or any other such private area, not withstanding any property rights the individual may have in the location in which the private area is located.

After his arrest, client hires domestic disorderly conduct lawyer Noah Kilroy.  After investigating client’s case, Attorney Kilroy realizes that the complaining witness was reluctant to testify.  Attorney Kilroy then passed the case for trial to force the City of Newport to prove its case against client.  On the day of trial, the complaining witness did not appear, and all charges against client were dropped.

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