Although Disorderly Conduct is a violation, not a crime, you will want to seek the advice of a skilled criminal defense attorney like Louise Hochberg. She will determine whether the complaint filed against you is legally sufficient or whether it should be dismissed. Can the prosecution be persuaded to agree to an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal where your case will be adjourned for six months and then dismissed if you do not violate any of the mandated conditions?
Pleading guilty to any charge under the Penal Law is a decision that must be carefully considered. There are collateral consequences to pleading guilty to Disorderly Conduct and you will want to know what those are before resolving your case. You do not want to be surprised by the fact that a Disorderly Conduct may show up on a background check even if it is sealed. You do not want to be surprised by the fact that it could jeopardize a scholarship or other award.
Contact Louise Hochberg for a consultation.
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