The Hernando County Sherriff’s Office arrested a 55-year-old Spring Hill, Florida man for breach of peace and disorderly conduct after neighbors complained he pulled his pants down and urinated in his front lawn. Deputies say the man was allegedly intoxicated and found laying in his yard with his pants around his ankles.
Neighbors told police that the man was wearing jeans, but then he pulled them down to supposedly urinate.
According to the Hernando Today, the neighbors claim they could only see his backside, but were concerned for their small children.
Once deputies arrived at the man’s home he was helped to his feet and allegedly admitted to drinking roughly four beers. He wouldn’t answer why he urinated in his yard.
The man was transported to Hernando County jail with bail set at $250.
The legal definition of disorderly conduct is behavior that rises to the level of a “breach of peace.”Disorderly conduct is committed when a person’s behavior threatens the life or safety of other people. Disorderly conduct can cover a wide variety of behavior such as a bar fight, a loud disturbance in a quiet place or simply irritating a police officer. A disorderly conduct conviction is a second-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine. Resisting arrest can sometimes bump the charge up to a first-degree misdemeanor.
If you have been arrested on charges of disorderly conduct in Florida, contact the Florida Criminal Defense Lawyers at the Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC online or call 1-866-608-5LAW (5529).