Disorderly conduct is often referred to as a breach of the peace. Disorderly conduct statutes give law enforcement a wide range of activities for which they may make arrests. Activities that “corrupt public morals,” for example, are included along with countless different circumstances. Florida law includes heavy fines and severe criminal penalties, including possible mandatory or minimum sentences of up to 25 years and maximum potential sentences of up to life. Mr. Petruzzi has represented numerous individuals charged with, or under investigation for, disorderly conduct offenses by state authorities. His experience and knowledge serves as an invaluable asset to his clients.
Florida disorderly conduct offenses are investigated and prosecuted by various state and local law enforcement agencies. Some common Florida statutes criminalizing disorderly conduct include:
877.03 Breach of the peace; disorderly conduct —
Whoever commits such acts as are of a nature to corrupt the public morals, or outrage the sense of public decency, or affect the peace and quiet of persons who may witness them, or engages in brawling or fighting, or engages in such conduct as to constitute a breach of the peace or disorderly conduct, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
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