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Disturbing the Peace

Disturbing the Peace Charges Defense in Houston, Texas 

We’ve all done stupid things during our lifetimes, often under the influence of a few cocktails or in an intense situation. However, how many of us realize we could go to jail for it? Yes, it is indeed possible to wind up in jail for displaying some rowdy behavior. If this happens to you and you’re charged with disturbing the peace, you could end up with a criminal record that you’d probably rather not have. The smart thing to do is to call a good defense law firm in Houston Texas like the Law Office of Diana E. Sims.  She’ll use her experience and skill to defend your rights and keep your record clean. 

What Constitutes a Charge of Disturbing the Peace? 

To be charged and arrested for disturbing the peace, a person must be behaving in such a way as to possibly cause a public disturbance or a danger. The person must be behaving this way willfully and intentionally. Someone could be charged with disturbing the peace for his actions even if he didn’t intend for the actions to cause a disruption.  The key here is that the behavior must cause actual fear of danger, such as pounding on a stranger’s door in the middle of the night or shouting verbal threats or throwing a piece of furniture. You can’t be arrested for disturbing the peace for having a loud conversation at a restaurant. 

Penalties for Disturbing the Peace 

For a first-time offense, the penalty for a charge of disturbing the peace is usually simply an infraction, which may involve a fine or some community service. However, it can also be a misdemeanor, which can involve jail time as well as fines. You may be required to attend an anger management class. If this is a repeat offense, you could be charged as a felony which can involve a serious mark on your criminal record as well as substantial jail time as well as be placed on probation. In any case, contacting a good defense attorney ensures that your voice in the matter will be heard. The Law Office of Diana E. Sims of Houston, Texas understands the minds of local law enforcement and will work with them to get you the minimum sentencing. 

Call to Schedule a Free Consultation with a Disturbing the Peace Charges Attorney in Houston, Texas Today 

If you’ve been arrested and charged with disturbing the peace in Texas, call to schedule a free consultation with a disturbing the peace charges attorney in Houston, Texas today.  With almost two decades of experience, the Law Office of Diana E. Sims offers you the most effective defense representation for your disturbing the peace case.  Ms. Sims is recommended by at least fourteen other local attorneys for her dedication to her clients and her skill in the courtroom. Give us a call at (713) 236-9800 today and let us evaluate your case and give you the help and advocacy you need.

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