Minnesota has a disorderly conduct law that makes it a crime to disturb the peace. Law enforcement may use a disorderly conduct charge to keep the peace when people are behaving in a manner that is disruptive, but poses no threat of harm to the community. Disorderly conduct is a misdemeanor.
The Minnesota disorderly conduct statute describes behavior that constitutes a crime:
- Engaging in brawling or fighting; or
- Disturbing an assembly or meeting, not unlawful in its character; or
- Engaging in offensive, obscene, abusive, boisterous, or noisy conduct or in offensive, obscene, or abusive language tending reasonably to arouse alarm, anger, or resentment in others.
A person does not violate this section if the person’s disorderly conduct was caused by an epileptic seizure.
It is important to act swiftly after you’ve been arrested or charged with disorderly conduct. The earlier you involve an attorney, the sooner we will be to gather evidence, interview essential witnesses, and address other important elements of your case. Call our law firm now for a free consultation: (218) 736-5456.