Middletown Disorderly Conduct Charge Dismissed

In April of 2011, our client was charged by the Middletown Police Department with disorderly conduct in violation of R.I.G.L. 11-45-1. Pursuant to R.I.G.L. 11-45-1(a)(1) disorderly conduct is defined as:

A person commits disorderly conduct if he or she intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly:

(1) Engages in fighting or threatening, or in violent or tumultuous behavior;

(2) In a public place or near a private residence that he or she has no right to occupy, disturbs another person by making loud and unreasonable noise which under the circumstances would disturb a person of average sensibilities;

(3) Directs at another person in a public place offensive words which are likely to provoke a violent reaction on the part of the average person so addressed;

(4) Alone or with others, obstructs a highway, street, sidewalk, railway, waterway, building entrance, elevator, aisle, stairway, or hallway to which the public or a substantial group of the public has access or any other place ordinarily used for the passage of persons, vehicles, or conveyances;

(5) Engages in conduct which obstructs or interferes physically with a lawful meeting, procession, or gathering;

(6) Enters upon the property of another and for a lascivious purpose looks into an occupied dwelling or other building on the property through a window or other opening; or

(7) Who without the knowledge or consent of the individual, looks for a lascivious purpose through a window, or any other opening into an area in which another would have a reasonable expectation of privacy, including, but not limited to, a restroom, locker room, shower, changing room, dressing room, bedroom, or any other such private area, not withstanding any property rights the individual may have in the location in which the private area is located.

If a person charged with disorderly conduct is convicted, the penalties include the potential for the person being "imprisoned for a term of not more than six (6) months or fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or both."

In May of 2011, the disorderly conduct charge against our client was dismissed by the based on our previous negotiations.

If you or a family member has been charged with disorderly conduct, transportation of alcohol by a minor, underage possession of alcohol, domestic assault, drunk driving or any other alcohol-related offense, please allow attorney Robert H. Humphrey's reputation, experience and skill to successfully guide you through the legal process. Please contact attorney Robert H. Humphrey at 401-816-5862 or e-mail him at

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