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Disorderly Conduct

If you are accused of disorderly conduct in Maryland, than you are charged with a misdemeanor criminal offense. There are certain elements that the State must prove in order to convict someone of disorderly conduct. In Maryland, these elements include willfully acting in a disorderly manner that disturbs the public peace while making unreasonable loud noises or acting in a disorderly manner. There are serious consequences for a disorderly conduct conviction. If charged with disorderly conduct, your charging documents will specify the possible penalty which is 60 days in jail and/or a fine not exceeding $500.  However, there are different variations of disorderly conduct in Maryland. For instance, interfering with a sporting event or interfering with a medical facility can have even harsher punishments of up to 90 days in jail and elevated fines.