Have you been charged as a disorderly person or with disorderly conduct? In Michigan there is a broad spectrum of behavior that counts as such. “Common Prostitutes,” “peeping toms,” and persons who fail to support their family are all considered disorderly under the Michigan statute. There are also local ordinances that may cover disorderly persons. One specific type of conduct you may be unaware of is “disorderly fighting” or the kind of rough jostling that may take place at a concert or public rally. If you have been charged as a disorderly person, either under “disorderly fighting” or another subsection, it is important to retain an experienced attorney to keep this off your record, avoid you paying high court fines, or even going to jail. At Garmo & Kiste, PLC our attorneys have developed relationships with local Prosecutors and City attorneys and can try to negotiate a better deal for you. To retain Garmo & Kiste, PLC, for assistance in these matters call us at (248) 398-7100 for a free consultation or contact us with a private message. We are experienced Michigan attorneys with offices in Troy, MI.
750.167 “Disorderly person” defined; subsequent violations by person convicted of refusing or neglecting to support family.
(1) A person is a disorderly person if the person is any of the following:
- A person who is found jostling or roughly crowding people unnecessarily in a public place.
(2) When a person, who has been convicted of refusing or neglecting to support his or her family under this section, is then charged with subsequent violations within a period of 2 years, that person shall be prosecuted as a second offender, or third and subsequent offender, as provided in section 168, if the family of that person is then receiving public relief or support.