Juvenile disorderly conduct in Wisconsin is much the same as adult charges of disorderly conduct – the only difference is the age of the person accused of committing the crime. Disorderly conduct is such a catch-all term; several types of behavior can fall under its umbrella. For example, any of these actions could be considered disorderly conduct:
- Arguing loudly
- Disturbing the peace
- Public intoxication
- Unlawful assembly
- Unlawful use of a telephone or computerized communication system
- Exhibiting reckless behavior in a crowded area
If your child has been accused of juvenile disorderly conduct in Wisconsin, it may be a good idea for you to talk to a disorderly conduct defense attorney who can help.
Juvenile Disorderly Conduct in Wisconsin: Possible Penalties
Children in Wisconsin can be tried as adults if they’re age 17 or older. Juveniles who have previously been adjudged delinquent – regardless of age – can also be tried as adults.
Disorderly conduct is a Class B misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. However, one type of disorderly conduct – unlawful assembly – is a Class A misdemeanor. The penalty for that is up to 9 months in jail and a fine of up to $10,000. Judges can sentence you to jail or fines, or a combination of both.
Do You Need to Talk to a Lawyer About Juvenile Disorderly Conduct in Wisconsin?
If your child has been accused of disorderly conduct, we may be able to help your family. Call us at 414-383-6700 now to schedule a free consultation. We’ll ask you some questions about the case and determine the best course of action.