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Drunk And Disorderly, A Definition

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Drunk And Disorderly, A Definition

drunk and disorderlyDrunk and Disorderly! The crime of disorderly conduct while intoxicated is a violation of O.R.C. 2917.11.  The crime of disorderly conduct is also know, and often charged, as public intoxication.  This broadly defined crime can be charged as a minor misdemeanor carrying a maximum fine of $150.00 and no jail time or as a 4th degree misdemeanor carrying a maximum punishment of 30 days in jail and a $250.00 fine.  Disorderly conduct while intoxicated can be defined as anyone who is voluntarily intoxicated and engages in one of the circumstances described below:

  • In public or in front of two other people, behaves in a manner that would be offensive or causes an inconvenience, irritation, or state of alarm that the person would have otherwise been aware of had they not been under the influence of alcohol;
  • Behaves in a way or creates a condition that poses a potential risk of harm or is dangerous to another person or property.

As with other criminal offenses, a conviction could lead to additional consequences.  You don’t want to have a drunk and disorderly on your record. You may have to explain the conviction to potential employers or licensing boards.  Worse yet, you may have a conviction for disorderly conduct brought up in contested custody proceedings involving a vindictive spouse.  Whatever the circumstances, criminal charges can be an overwhelming and frightening experience. You are justifiably concerned about your freedoms and privileges being at stake and have a lot of questions. We can help.  Former prosecutor Charles M. Rowland II has been representing the accused since 1995.  He has the experience and the credentials to win your case.  Call Charles Rowland today at (937) 318-1384 or 1-888-769-5263 (888-ROWLAND).

Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drugged driver in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio.  He has the credentials and the experience to win your case and has made himself Dayton’s choice for criminal defense. Contact Charles Rowland by phone at (937) 318-1384 or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263). If you need assistance after hours, call the 24/7 DUI Hotline at (937) 776-2671.  You can have DaytonDUI at your fingertips by downloading the DaytonDUI Android App or have DaytonDUI sent directly to your mobile device by texting DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500.  Follow DaytonDUI on Facebook, @DaytonDUI on Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pheed and Pintrest or get RSS of the Ohio DUI blog.  You can emailCharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or visit his office at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.  “All I do is DUI defense.”

 Find city-specific Ohio information on the charge of drunk and disorderly at the following links:

FairbornDaytonSpringfieldKetteringVandaliaXeniaMiamisburgSpringboro,Huber HeightsOakwoodBeavercreekCenterville

Keywords in this article: Drunk and disorderly conduct in Ohio , disorderly conduct, Public intoxication


Charles Rowland


Charles M. Rowland II has been representing the accused drunk driver for over 20 years. Contact him at (937) 318-1384 if you find yourself facing a DUI (now called OVI) charge.

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