Dallas Disorderly Conduct Defense Lawyer
Disorderly conduct charges range from a ticket to a Class B misdemeanor. We don’t handle tickets, but the Class B misdemeanor variety can result in serious punishment including jail time, fines. Moreover, these charges can lead to a permanent criminal record and damage to your reputation employment opportunities.
Dallas disorderly conduct lawyer Mike Howard handles Class B misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges. You shouldn’t entrust your and your family’s future to just anyone. You need someone with the experience, dedication, and courtroom skills necessary to mount the best possible defense. If you’re looking for that type of lawyer, you’ve found Mike Howard, award-winning Dallas disorderly conduct attorney.
Dallas Disorderly Conduct Lawyer
If you or someone you love has been accused of Class B misdemeanor disorderly conduct in Dallas, contact the Law Office of Mike Howard. Most importantly, Dallas disorderly conduct lawyer Mike Howard has the experience, trial skills, and dedication that you need when you are fighting for your life. We will do everything we can to fight for you. Moreover, Mr. Howard will give you an honest assessment of your case and explain the law and your legal options.
A Different Kind of Lawyer
We approach our clients differently than a lot of lawyers. Above all, our philosophy is that being a great lawyer is more than getting you a great result. First, our office is centered around you. This means we start by truly listening to you to understand your case and your goals. Further, our team works to provide you a client experience that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Answering your questions and keeping you informed is very important to us. Most importantly, we treat you as a person, not a number. Finally, our goal is to achieve the best possible result for you. If you’re looking for a different kind of lawyer you’ve come to the right place.
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Disorderly Conduct Charges in Dallas
A person commits Class B misdemeanor disorderly conduct (Texas Penal Code § 42.01) if they intentionally or knowingly:
- discharge a firearm in a public place other than a public road or a sport shooting range. OR
- display a firearm or other deadly weapon in a public place in a manner calculated to alarm.
Other types of disorderly conduct (such as using abusive language or making an offensive gesture in a public place) are a Class C misdemeanor punishable by up to a $500 fine.
Deadly conduct is a similar offense to disorderly conduct. For more information on deadly conduct charges, see our deadly conduct page. See our violent crimes page for more information about other related violent crimes.
Resources and Information
See our criminal defense resource center for more information on fundamental rights in a criminal case, definitions of culpable mental states (intentionally, knowingly, etc), defenses to prosecution, and more.
Disorderly Conduct Penalties
Disorderly conduct involving discharging or displaying a firearm is a Class B misdemeanor. As a result, you could face up to 6 months in the county jail and up to a $2,000 fine.
Disorderly conduct involving abusive language or gestures in public is a Class C misdemeanor (maximum $500 fine).
Defending Disorderly Conduct Charges in Dallas
First and foremost, the prosecutor must prove their allegation beyond a reasonable doubt. If the prosecutor cannot rule out each and every possible reasonable doubt, the presumption of innocence prevails. As a result, the court must find you not guilty. This means you don’t have to prove that you didn’t do it. You don’t have to prove anything!
The only way the prosecution wins is if the jury believes their story is the only reasonable way it could’ve happened. If they have any reasonable doubts that it actually happened, they must find you not guilty. If they reasonably think it could’ve happened another way, they must find you not guilty. This is the highest burden of proof in our justice system. When implemented by a skilled Dallas disorderly conduct attorney, it can be a powerful weapon.
Choosing the Right Disorderly Conduct Lawyer in Dallas
Searching for disorderly conduct lawyers in Dallas can be overwhelming. After all, you are choosing someone who will hold your life, your future, and your family’s future in their hands. You have to be comfortable with them and feel that you can trust the information and advice they give you. Attorneys are supposed to always work in their clients’ best interest. That shouldn’t just be meaningless talk.
First, talk to several lawyers to get a feel for them and their staff. Do they take the time necessary to get to know you, to listen to what’s important to you, and answer your questions? Do they show you that you matter to them as a person and not just as a fee? Beware of lawyers who put the hard sell on you, who make big promises. No attorney should ever make a guarantee about a case. Absolutely avoid a lawyer who doesn’t communicate the scope of the work and their fee clearly in a written contract.
What Makes Mike Howard Different
Many lawyers take advantage of their clients’ ignorance of the criminal justice process. We take the opposite approach. A knowledgeable client is a happy client. Therefore, we provide a wealth of information in the way of articles about criminal offenses, blog posts, and videos for free on our website.
Visit Our YouTube Channel for informational videos and client testimonials.
Visit Our blog for posts on cases, defenses, and criminal law information.
Dallas Disorderly Conduct Attorney Mike Howard
Above all, I strive to help my clients through difficult times with compassion and integrity. In Dallas innocent people can get accused, charged, and convicted when they don’t have a Dallas disorderly conduct attorney fighting for them. I believe in standing up for people facing criminal accusations and helping them navigate all that comes with being thrown into the criminal justice system.
The cornerstone of my law practice is focusing on my clients as individuals. I start by taking the time to understand not just the facts of their case, but who they are and what they need. Because I know the criminal justice system can be intimidating, I explain the process, their rights, and their options. Client communication is extremely important to me, so I make sure my team and I do everything possible to quickly answer questions and return messages.
Willing to Fight
Most importantly, I am willing to fight a case in court. I have a track record of delivering fantastic results at trial. While not every client and case needs to go to trial, it can make a difference. When your Dallas disorderly conduct attorney has a reputation as a skillful trial lawyer who fights for their clients, however, it makes all the difference in the world.
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Disclaimer: The information here is not legal advice. Reading this site does not create an attorney-client relationship with Dallas disorderly conduct lawyer Mike Howard. If you have a legal problem contact an attorney to get specific legal advice. Nothing on this site is intended to be legal advice or a substitute for legal advice.