Public Order Offenses

  • What are Public Order Offenses?

Public Order Offenses refer to criminal acts that alter the good public order and offend not only a particular victim but also the public at large. In Massachusetts, there are many categories of Public Order Offenses including: Threats to Commit Crime, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct, Carrying a Dangerous Weapon and Possession of Fireworks.

  • What happens if I am found guilty?

If you are convicted of a public order offense you may be subjected to significant fines, long-term probation, or lengthy jail sentences.

  • What should I do if am being charged with a Public Order Offense?

Don’t try to fight your case on your own, even if you think the allegations don’t make any sense (which they rarely do). If you or a loved one has been charged with a public order offense, you should contact a criminal defense attorney right away. Call us for a free consultation.