Once a disorderly conduct citation is paid can any other type of punishment be imposed?

Asked on June 15, 2009 under Criminal Law

Answers:

M.S., Member, Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

The first thing that comes to mind is that any criminal conviction could potentially be used as to violate an individual if that individual is on probation at that time of the citation and/or conviction.  Whenever an individual is on probation, that individual runs the risk of being violated if he or she is accused or convicted of a new crime.  Of course, the decision whether to violate the individual is often left to the discretion of the probation officer.  Thus, a probation officer whose "client" is accused of a new crime could potentially decide to wait until that new crime is resolved (in order to determine whether there is a favorable or unfavorable resolution) before deciding whether to violate the individual.  Thus, if you are currently on probation, that should factor into your decision to plead to any new crime which you may be accused of.

Regardless, if you are worried that a guilty plea to a disorderly conduct charge may result in other consequences I recommend that you consult with and/or retain a criminal defense attorney.


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