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Category: Disorderly Conduct

Mar 13

(Un)Common Offenses that Can Earn You TX Disorderly Conduct Charges

Disorderly Conduct

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 [...]

Oct 25

The Crimes That Texas Juveniles Most Commonly Commit

Disorderly Conduct | Juvenile Crimes | Vandalism

Growing up isn’t easy. Even when you can count your blessings on more than two hands, your child still has to learn to navigate this world one way or another, and that takes time – and practice.

Experience tells us that stumbling is inevitable. As parents, it is our job to provide guidance where they’ll listen and protection when we can.

One way to do that is by understanding the likely pitfalls on your child’s journey. Including the possibility of them engaging in criminal acts. This short guide to the most common juvenile crimes among Texas children is a great place to start.

Traditional Juvenile Delinquencies in Texas

All of the activities we think about when someone mentions the term [...]

Oct 15

Will Your Texas Teen Be Arrested This Halloween?

Criminal Mischief | Disorderly Conduct | Halloween | Juvenile Crimes | Minor in Possession | Trespassing

For parents of younger children, Halloween is often one of the most fun holidays. Maybe you’ll get to see your child dressed up in a Halloween parade. Or get to see their amazed expressions as decorations go up around the neighborhood.

It’s not quite the same with older adolescents and teens. While younger kids tend to be all about the candy, bigger ones tend to see the night as an opportunity to let loose and cause some mischief with their friends.

Unfortunately, this mischief could result in an arrest for your teenager depending on their “trick” of choice. The following charges are often given to Texas teens who play pranks or otherwise get a bit too wild on Halloween. If [...]

Mar 8

Don’t Get a Texas Disorderly Conduct Charge This St. Paddy’s Day

Disorderly Conduct


Many Texans will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Irish food and green beer this year, but it’s important not to let your partying get out of hand, or you could potentially face two charges: disorderly conduct and public intoxication. In this post, we’ll detail the charges and penalties for you.

Disorderly Conduct in Texas

With St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Saturday this year, many people could be partying two days or more, and things may get rowdy. Be careful, though. Losing control can land you in jail and cost you significant fines.

In a recent St. Patrick’s Day case, six people were arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct for engaging in a fight outside a club in [...]

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