Under Penal Code Section 647, any person can be charged with Disorderly Conduct if they engage in the following behaviors:
- Soliciting someone to engage or engaging in lewd acts
- Soliciting or engaging in Prostitution
- Soliciting for money, begging or panhandling
- Peeping through windows
- Peeking while loitering
- Invasion of privacy
- Drunk in public
This is a very commonly charged crime due to the fact that it gives police officers broad discretion to charge individuals for disorderly conduct for any act they feel falls into the category. It is important to hire an experienced attorney who can fight to reduce the charges or get them dismissed.
Contact Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney Ali Komaili if you have been charged with Disorderly Conduct or any other criminal matter in Orange County.