Disorderly Conduct

Under Indiana criminal law, disorderly conduct is a broad charge that encompasses many potentially criminal behaviors. Because it is so broad, you may not have even realized you were breaking the law when you were arrested or charged. But now you suddenly at risk of fines, probation, a permanent criminal record, and even possible jail time.

We can help. Our defense attorneys will aggressively defend your good name in court. We will fight for your fair treatment. You are innocent until proven guilty, and deserve nothing less.


Whether you did something you now regret or your actions were misinterpreted by police, we want to hear your side of things. We know it probably feels like no one is on your side. We are.

Whatever action that get you charged could easily have been misinterpreted or taken out of context by police. Now, if you really broke the law, then we can figure out a reasonable deal or outcome.

But often the charges are not fair, and there is a reason for your actions that the judge needs to hear about.

We have handled many disorderly conduct cases in the Indiana court system. We know what you are up against and the anxiety you are likely feeling. We can help you wade through the criminal justice system and clear your name in court.

Indiana Disorderly Conduct Laws & Penalties

There are several ways of committing disorderly conduct. Likewise, depending on the action that led to your charge, your potential sentence could be different.

Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct in Indiana

Class B Misdemeanor disorderly conduct is punishable by up to 180 days in jail and fines reaching $1,000. You may be charged with this offense if you do any of the following:

  1. Engage in fighting or “tumultuous” conduct,
  2. Make unreasonable noise and continue the noise after being told to stop,
  3. Disrupt a lawful assembly

Felony Disorderly Conduct in Indiana

    If your disorderly conduct described above involves any of the following, the charge may be elevated to a Class D felony. A Class D felony carries a potential sentence of 6 months to 3 years in prison.

    1.      If it adversely affects airport security and is committed in the airport parking area, or hangar,

    2.      If it is committed within 500 feet of a burial or funeral procession.

    Ref: IC 35-45-1-3

    Charged with Disorderly Conduct in Indiana? Free Criminal Defense Legal Consultation on Your Case

    Terms used in defining “disorderly conduct” can seem very broad when looked at from a legal standpoint. For instance, what determines if your actions should be considered “tumultuous”, or what is considered “unreasonable” noise?

    As your attorney it would be our job to look at your case and determine the best route for your defense. After hearing the details of your case we can help you look at your options and determine the best route to take.

    In order to make a fair evaluation of your case, however, we need to hear from you. Call today to discuss your disorderly conduct charge.

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