Our Criminal Attorneys Tampa have handled hundreds of disorderly conduct charges throughout the entire Tampa Bay Area. Florida Statute Section 877.03 provides the statutory definition of disorderly conduct. It provides that “[w]hoever commits such acts as are of a nature to corrupt the public morals, or outrage the sense of public decency, or affect the peace and quiet of persons who may witness them, or engages in brawling or fighting, or engages in such conduct as to constitute a breach of the peace or disorderly conduct.”
A violation of Florida Statute Section 877.03 is a second degree misdemeanor. This degree of misdemeanor carries a maximum sentence of sixty (60) days in county jail.
It outlaws three sorts of conducts, the real issue though is what constitutes these behaviors and not protected, First Amendment speech. Interestingly enough, this is literally one of the more difficult charges for the State Attorney’s Office to actually prove because of the above-referenced First Amendment concerns. We have had great success getting these charges reduced based on the State’s inability to prove what specifically constitutes a “breach of the peace” and/or “disorderly conduct.” Florida case law provides very narrow exceptions for the State Attorney’s Office to operate within.
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