What is the Law on Disorderly Conduct in Shawnee Municipal Court?

The City of Shawnee Kansas has adopted the Uniform Code for Kansas Municipalities.

Well what does that mean? It means the City of Shawnee has decided to adopt a prewritten set of laws that criminalize certain conduct within the city limits of Shawnee. Adopting the prewritten set of laws is common across the State of Kansas. Cities like Shawnee use the uniform code to save the time, expense and effort associated with having to write and pass hundreds of different laws. Here is the City of Shawnee's Municipal Code prohibiting Disorderly Conduct.

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)

You've been charged with Disorderly Conduct in Shawnee Municipal Court, now what?

First off, it looks like you are already doing the right thing, researching how to get out of this jam. Most people have never been charged with a crime so when they are, they don't know what to do. They don't know where to go or what questions to ask, they just know that they are scared and they need help. Seeking a solution to any complex problem should start with education. Read up on the things you don't know about to gain knowledge on them. If you're on this page you are already doing that, reading the law. Reading the law on disorderly conduct often leads to more questions than answers. It is best to do a deeper dive to get to the bottom of this problem. Start by reading the write up on commonly asked questions concerning disorderly conduct in Kansas. Once you've expanded your knowledge base on the subject it's time to sit down with a lawyer with experience in Shawnee Municipal Court. When you meet with the lawyer it's not only an opportunity to have your questions answered about the law and your case but also a good time to discuss the people and personalities involved in the Shawnee Municipal Court. Knowing the players involved in the game is just important as the rules to the game.