When people show up for a court appearance, they’re usually on their best behavior. That wasn’t the case for one Tennessee man. When appearing in front of a judge for a marijuana possession charge, he decided to light up a joint right in front of the bench.
His consequence? Now, he’s had a disorderly conduct charge tacked onto his possession charges.
Disorderly conduct is a more common charge than you may think, especially in Texas. This is because the charge covers a wide range of (sometimes bizarre) behaviors.
You don’t have to smoke a Schedule IV drug in front of a judge to be charged with disorderly conduct, which is why it’s important to know what a disorderly conduct charge [...]