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.

24 hour availability

Being arrested rarely happens as a convenient time, which is why our team of solicitors are available 24/7 to assist you.

Contact us today

If you or someone you know has been accused of drunk and disorderly behaviour, contact our team of solicitors today on +44 (0)161 266 7080 or fill in our contact form to request a callback.

The legal team at Draycott Browne has a formidable reputation across the industry and will do everything possible to help you, whatever your situation. We will provide you with a clear understanding of your situation and its implications and take pride in our supportive approach. We realise that this can be a stressful and distressing time for many of our clients and you will be treated with understanding, empathy and respect throughout.

By entrusting your case to Draycott Brown, one of the UK's leading criminal defence law firms, you can be assured that you will be working with a team of skilled legal experts who have a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of criminal law.

Our team of experienced criminal defence solicitors offer their services within Manchester and throughout North West England. If you are due to attend the magistrates’ court and want quality legal representation to help you through the difficult time ahead, call our expert criminal law solicitors today on +44 (0)161 266 7080 or complete our contact form.

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