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Disorderly Conduct

In Washington, Disorderly Conduct is a misdemeanor, meaning it is punishable by up to ninety (90) days in jail and a thousand dollar fine. Unruly citizen activity may be classified as Disorderly Conduct under State laws (RCW 9A.84.030) as well as by municipal codes, such as Seattle Municipal Code SMC 12A.12.010, Everett Municipal Code EMC 10.48.010, and Bellingham Municipal Code 10.24.010, among many others.
Ashbach Law Offices, LLC has extensive, successful history representing clients charged with Disorderly Conduct throughout Northwest Washington, including charges filed in Island, King, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties. Our aggressive nature and experience allow us to achieve great results for our clients facing Disorderly Conduct allegations. Such results often include dismissals, agreements to dismiss after probationary periods, other non-conviction results, and reduction of charges.
Under state law, a person is guilty of disorderly conduct if he or she
  • a) Uses abusive language and thereby intentionally creates a risk of assault;
  • b) Intentionally disrupts any lawful assembly or meeting of persons without lawful authority’
  • c) Intentionally obstructs vehicular or pedestrian traffic without lawful authority; or
  • d) 
    • a. Intentionally engages in fighting or in tumultuous conduct or makes unreasonable noise, within five hundred feet of:
      • i. The location where a funeral or burial is being performed;
      • ii. A funeral home during the viewing of a deceased person;
      • iii. A funeral procession, if the person described in this subsection (1)(d) knows that the funeral
        procession is taking place; or
      • iv. A building in which a funeral or memorial service is being conducted; AND
    • b. Knows that the activity adversely affects the funeral, burial, viewing, funeral procession, or memorial service
City municipal codes are often more expansive than the RCW. Everett’s provision includes being involved in mutually agreed upon fights, and Marysville municipal code penalizes one who performs an acts "which tend to or do stir up public peace, provoke disorder, or endanger the safety of others." Other cities, like Lynnwood, Washington, have simply adopted the state statute as their own.
Ashbach Law Offices, LLC represents clients charged with criminal offenses in Northwest Washington Courts, including King County, Skagit County, Snohomish County and Whatcom County, as well as other counties on a case-by-case basis. These counties include courts in and for the following cities: Anacortes, Arlington, Auburn, Bellevue, Blaine, Bothell, Burlington, Edmonds, Everett, Issaquah, Kirkland, Lake Stevens, Lynden, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mill Creek, Mukilteo, Monroe, Mountlake Terrace, Monroe, Redmond, Sea-Tac, Seattle, Sedro Woolley, Shoreline, Snohomish, and Tukwila, Washington.
The Ashbach Law Offices, LLC represents clients charged focused on DUI – Driving Under the Influence, Reckless Driving, Negligent Driving, Driving with a Suspended License, Hit and Run, Assault, Domestic Violence, Drug Possession (including marijuana), and Paraphernalia Possession, Malicious Mischief, Public Disturbances like Disorderly Conduct, Theft, No-Contact Orders, Harassment, Probation Violation Hearings, as well as speeding tickets.