Disorderly Conduct

March 18, 2021

Client’s neighbor stole client’s pet. Client grabs neighbor to prevent theft in front of police officer and was charged with disorderly conduct. Demonstrated to prosecution through vet records that pet belonged to client and client had legal justification for trying to physically stop the theft. Prosecution dismissed case. Client risk = 6 months jail, 3 years probation, $2,500 fine plus surcharge.