Nevada Criminal Defense Lawyers

Disorderly Conduct

Under Nevada criminal laws, there are many actions that could be considered disorderly conduct or breaches of the peace. These charges encompass a variety of behaviors and are quite common in the Nevada criminal courts. If you are facing charges like these, call me today to discuss the options available to you.

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Whether your charges are a result of a night of partying or a mistake altogether, I can help. I have successfully defended many clients against charges like this and also helped clients work out plea agreements with the prosecution, limiting jail time and fines.

Nevada Breach of Peace – Laws & Penalties

Disturbing the peace can apply to many situations. Even the legal definition leaves plenty of room for interpretation.

According to Nevada statute, you can be charged and convicted of Breach of Peace if you maliciously and willfully disturb the peace or quiet of a neighborhood, person, or family by loud noise, offensive conduct, threatening, arguing, or fighting.

Breach of peace is considered a misdemeanor and can result in up to 6 months in jail and fines.

Assembling to Disturb the Peace

You can also face misdemeanor charges for assembling with the intent of disturbing the peace or committing another illegal act. This particularly applies when you fail to disperse after being directed to do so by the police.

This misdemeanor also carries a potential 6 months in jail.

Provoking another to Breach the Peace

If you provoke other people to commit a breach of peace, you can be charged as well. Another misdemeanor, this disturbing the peace offense also carries up to 6 months in jail.

Ref: NRS §203.010


An affray is a mutual gathering of two or more people to fight in a public place. This can apply to fights in the alley outside of a bar or outside of class. An affray applies when both parties enter the fight willingly, to the “terror” of the public.

This is another misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge and can result in a 6 month jail sentence.

Ref: NRS §203.060

Disturbing the Peace in a Public Building

If you are accused of interrupting a peaceful conduct of activities or disrupting the operations in a public building, you could be charged with this misdemeanor. This offense can carry up to 6 months in jail as well.

Ref: NRS §203.119

There are numerous other criminal charges that can be considered disorderly conduct, breaches of peace, or violations of good order. These laws are somewhat vague and open to interpretation, allowing many acts to fit into their definitions.

So, whether you got carried away with friends after your team won the big game or if you lost your temper while out on the town, I can help.

In order to tell you how to best proceed with your case and the exact sentence you may be facing, I need to hear more about your charges. Contact me today for a consultation and some free individualized legal advice.