Defense Attorney for Disturbing the Peace in OC
If you've been arrested or cited for Disturbing the Peace, it's very important to contact our Orange County criminal defense attorneys at Law Office of Michael L. Guisti. If convicted or you have a plea bargain that resulted in disturbing the peace, it's very important to understand you can be charged with either a misdemeanor or infraction. Such an infraction can result in a $400 fine while a misdemeanor disturbing the peace carries with it a fine and up to 90 days in jail.
The majority of disturbing the peace arrests CA Penal Code Section 415 PC fall into three categories:
- Fighting Words—any offensive and/or threatening languages which was likely to incite violence in another person
- Assault and Battery—willfully and unlawfully fighting with another in public or challenging someone to fight
- Unreasonable Noises—usually not used with cases involving neighbors complaining about loud parties, but rather with regard to noises which could be perceived as a threat or which disrupted lawful activity
"We were having a party at out house. The police said we were being too loud and gave me a disturbing the peace ticket. I couldn’t believe how serious this charge is. After telling the story to Michael L. Guisti’s legal people they agreed it was a trumped up charge by an inexperienced police officer. Attorney Michael L. Guisti was able to get the charge reduced to a minor infraction."
By having an experienced OC defense attorney like Michael L. Guisti fighting for your rights it may be possible to reduce your charges from a misdemeanor to infraction, which is equivalent to a traffic ticket. A misdemeanor may not seem like much, but it will come up when employers and rental companies look at your record, while an infraction will not.
If you're facing charges of disturbing the peace, by calling our attorneys at Law Office of Michael L. Guisti, we can work to provide you with the legal representation you will need to get your life back. Call our award-winning firm at (714) 530-9690 to schedule a free consultation!
Whether you're facing a felony or a misdemeanor, don't risk a conviction. Act quickly to redeem your reputation and protect your record by consulting with our Orange County criminal defense lawyer. Call today to schedule your free consultation.