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The night before Thanksgiving is the ideal time to catch up with old friends and relax before the big holiday, which is why it’s considered the biggest bar night of the year. However, just as with any drinking holiday, it’s also one of the biggest nights for disorderly conduct arrests. This means many people spend the holiday waiting to post bail rather than with their families. If you’re headed out to a bar on Thanksgiving Eve, understanding the law can help you stay out of trouble.
What Is Disorderly Conduct?
Every state defines disorderly conduct differently. In Connecticut, this charge can be applied to anyone caught fighting or engaging in other threatening, aggressive behavior. You can also be charged with disorderly conduct for making an unreasonable amount of noise, insistently annoying another person, or interfering with a lawful assembly.
Other disruptive behaviors that can result in disorderly conduct charges include congregating with others in a public place and refusing to leave or obstructing vehicle or pedestrian traffic.
Penalties for Disorderly Conduct Charges
Connecticut law classifies disorderly conduct as a Class C misdemeanor, with penalties that can disrupt your life. If convicted, you may face up to three months in jail and fined up to $500. Posting bail as soon as possible will reunite you with your family and give you the chance to coordinate a legal defense with your attorney.
If you’ve been charged with disorderly conduct or another offense during the holidays, the understanding, compassionate bondsmen at 3-D Bail Bonds will strive to secure your release as soon as possible. They pride themselves on offering fast, effective bail service to families throughout Connecticut, 24/7, 365 days a year. Visit their website now to find your nearest location, follow their Facebook for more tips and advice, or call (860) 247-2245 to reach their Hartford office, located directly across from the Correctional Center. Their Hartford bail bond service is the most efficient at the local Hartford police and Connecticut State Police Troop H. To speak to a bail agent in New Britain, dial (860) 229-2525, or call (203) 562-6666 if you need help with New Haven bail bonds.