What is a Public Order Offence?
- Offensive language
- Offensive conduct
- Wilful & obscene exposure
- Violent disorder
- Failure to move on
- Possession of a knife in public
What Are The Possible Consequences?
|Offensive Language||Fine payable|
|Offensive Conduct||Fine payable and/or 3 months imprisonment (maximum)|
|Wilful & obscene exposure||Fine payable or 1 year’s imprisonment (maximum)|
|Violent disorder||Fine payable or 6 months imprisonment (maximum)|
|Failure to move on||Fine payable|
|Possession of a knife in public||Fine payable and/or 1 year’s imprisonment (maximum)|
What Do I Do If I Have Been Charged with a Public Order Offence?
As harmless as some of these charges may seem, having a conviction on your criminal record can have major implications in your life. If you or someone you know has been charged with a Public Order Offence, it is recommended to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your next steps.
What Can PD Law help with?
- Provide expert legal advice
- Liaising with Counsel and other relevant parties
- Preparing Brief of Evidence
- Preparing & representing you in Court
If you or someone you know needs assistance with a criminal matter, contact our team today.