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Category: Disorderly Conduct


NOV. 23 2016
Were You Arrested in Florida While Protesting Donald Trump’s Election?
Were You Arrested in Florida While Protesting Donald Trump’s Election?

The recent election of Donald Trump has prompted protests throughout our nation. In New York, Los Angeles and other major cities, thousands have taken to the streets to voice their displeasure with the election’s outcome. Some of these protests have been more peaceful than others, but in many states dozens of people were arrested and many are facing criminal charges.

 

Our state saw a fair share of protests as well. Thankfully, the anti-Trump protests that occurred here were largely peaceful, but that doesn’t mean that no one was arrested.

 

In fact, during a three-hour protest in Fort Lauderdale, footage …

MAR. 25 2016
Disorderly Conduct: Breaching the Peace in Florida
Disorderly Conduct: Breaching the Peace in Florida
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You may have heard of “disorderly conduct” before, but you might not know exactly what qualifies as disorderly conduct here in Florida. And, as you’ll learn, if you’ve been charged with this crime, the law doesn’t necessarily require the support of particularly heinous facts to prove you were conducting yourself in a disorderly way.

 

Disorderly conduct is also referred to as breaching the peace. According to Florida law, you can be accused of this crime if you display one of many varied behaviors, such as:

 

  • Corrupting public morals
  • Outraging the sense of public decency
  • Affecting the peace