What is the typical punishment for disorderly conduct and can the charge be expunged?

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What is the typical punishment for disorderly conduct and can the charge be expunged?

I have a previous DUI that was removed from my record about a year and a half ago, and I recently received a disorderly conduct ticket for a party at my house that got out of control. I’m wondering what to expect as punishment for disorderly conduct and if I can get the charge removed from my record considering that I had the DUI removed not too long ago? Should I speak with a criminal law attorney? In Fairfield County, CT.

Asked on January 29, 2011 under Criminal Law, Connecticut

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Most states classify disorderly conduct as a low level misdemeanor.  In CT, disorderly conduct is a Class C misdemeanor with a fine of $500 and up to 3 months in jail.  Additionally, my understanding is that under existing state law unless the charge is dismissed, or the prosecutor declines to prosecute (nolle prosequi), or the case is won at trial and the defendant is acquitted, such a conviction cannot be expunged
 
At this point you should definitely consult directly with a criminal law attorney in your area.

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