Drunk and Disorderly Solicitors - Defending Charges of Disorderly Behaviour in a Public Place
Although the maximum penalty for being convicted of drunk and disorderly behaviour is a fine, having this conviction on your record can still have a negative impact on your future prospects. Our team of solicitors help people who have been convicted of being drunk and disorderly, providing expert advice from the start and ensuring you’re treated fairly.
If you or someone you know has been arrested for drunk and disorderly behaviour, it is important to immediately contact a solicitor. Our team of Police Station Representation solicitors can assist from initial questioning, right through to any appearances required at magistrates’ court.
Call our team on +44 (0)161 452 7675 for 24/7 legal assistance.
What is drunk and disorderly behaviour?
Drunk and disorderly behaviour is classified as being drunk in a public place and behaving in a disorderly manner. In short, disorderly behaviour is defined as causing a public disturbance, something which the police can define at their own discretion.
What are the punishments for drunk and disorderly behaviour?
Punishments for drunk and disorderly behaviour vary depending on the level of disturbance police believe you to be causing. In some cases, punishments can be given without charging you or requiring you to go to court, these are:
- An official caution
- A fixed penalty notice.
- A conditional discharge
- A fine of up to £1,000
- An Anti-social Behaviour Order (ASBO)
- A Drinking Banning Order (DBO).
If the police view your behaviour as more serious, punishments of increasing severity can be handed down, including:
Each of these could have a serious impact on your future, with a court conviction also potentially resulting in the loss of your job. This makes instructing a solicitor at the point of arrest vital.
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Being arrested rarely happens as a convenient time, which is why our team of solicitors are available 24/7 to assist you.
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