What is the law on Disorderly Conduct in Mission Municipal Court?

The City of Mission Kansas is governed by City Ordinances. City Ordinances are just another way of saying city laws. The City ordinances are written and voted on by the city council, if they pass through the legislative process then they become city ordinances. The problem with city ordinances is there is a lot of them, they cover all aspects of life within the city limits of Mission. That creates a general problem because the city council only meets a few times a month and doesn't have the time and resources to author and pass an entire city code one-by-one. To solve this problem the city of Mission, like most cities, adopted a a prewritten set of ordinances to cover nearly all conduct that the city wishes to criminalize. Here is the City Ordinance that adopted the "Uniform Public Offense Code"

Section 215:010 Incorporation of the Uniform Public Offense Code

A. There is hereby incorporated by reference for the purpose of regulating public offenses within the corporate limits of the City of Mission, Kansas, that a certain code known as the "Uniform Public Offense Code," 2023 Edition, prepared and published in book form by the League of Kansas Municipalities, Topeka, Kansas, save and except such Articles, Sections, parts or portions as are hereby omitted, deleted, modified or changed.

After the city adopted the Uniform Public Offense Code, this became the law in the city of Mission prohibiting Disorderly Conduct within the city limits. All cases involving alleged violations of this ordinance are heard in the Mission Municipal Court.

Sec. 9.1. Disorderly Conduct

(a) Disorderly conduct is one or more of the following acts that the person knows or should know will alarm, anger or disturb others or provoke an assault or other breach of the peace:

  1. Brawling or fighting;

  2. Disturbing an assembly, meeting or procession, not unlawful in its character; or

  3. Using fighting words or engaging in noisy conduct tending reasonably to arouse alarm, anger or resentment in others.

(b) Disorderly conduct is a Class C violation. (K.S.A. 21-6203)

Possible Punishment

*Class C Violations are punishable by up to 30 days in the Johnson County Jail, however, most Class C Violations are eligible for probation

I've been charged with Disorderly Conduct in Mission Municipal Court, now what do I do?

Researching the law is a good place to start. If you've found this page you are already doing moving in the right direction. Being charged with Disorderly Conduct is a problem but it's no different than any other problem you may face in your life. You can can bury your head in the sand or you can get to work fixing the problem. After you've read the law on Disorderly Conduct you probably have more questions than answers, one of the problem with the law is it doesn't generally incorporate many fac scenarios. It rarely answers, "I did this... Did I break the law?" A good place to seek out those answers is by reading the commonly asked questions when facing a disorderly conduct charge section of this site. After you've read the law, read the commonly asked questions it's time to meet with an experienced criminal defense lawyer and get your questions answered. Remember it is just as important to get your legal questions answered as it is to get insight as to how the Mission Municipal Court handles Disorderly Conduct cases. Make sure to spend time with your lawyer asking about the Court and the personalities and people that are making decisions on your case. Knowing the "ins and outs" of the court is just as important as knowing the law.