Troy Michigan City Criminal Ordinances – Disorderly Conduct

The following are misdemeanor disorderly conduct offenses that are regularly prosecuted by the Troy Michigan city attorney under the Troy Michigan local ordinances.  The numbers listed below are from the Troy Criminal Code at the time of this blog:

98.05.01  Trespass by Willful Entry. No person shall willfully enter upon the lands or premises of another without lawful authority, after having been forbidden to do so by the owner or occupant, or agent or servant of the owner or occupant.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.05.02  Trespass by Refusing to Depart.  No person shall, except a person with lawful authority, shall neglect or refuse to depart from the land or premises of another, after having been notified to depart by the owner or occupant, or agent or servant of either.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.05.03  Enter Without Permission.  No person shall enter an occupied dwelling or garage, whether attacked or unattached, without the permission of the owner, owner’s agent, or occupant.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.05.04  Fight in Public.  No person shall engage in any disturbance or fight in any public place.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.05.05 Loud Conduct.  No person shall permit or allow any noisy, boisterous, or disorderly persons to be in any place occupied or controlled by him or her.   A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.05.06 Permit or Allow Loud Conduct.  No person shall permit or allow any noisy, boisterous, or disorderly persons to be in any place occupied or controlled by him or her.   A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.05.07  Furnish or Provide Location for Illegal Purpose.  No person shall furnish or provide any location for another person with reason to know that the location may be used to commit an illegal act, including but not limited to the illegal use or possession of a controlled substance or alcohol. A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.05.08  Congregate for Illegal Purpose.  No person shall collect or stand in a crowd or encourage others to stand or collect in a crowd for an illegal purpose in any public place.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.05.09  Roughly Crowd other Person.  No person shall intentionally push or bump or roughly crowd another person in any public place.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.05.10  Obstruct Passage of Another Person.  No person shall intentionally obstruct the free and uninterrupted passage of another person in any public place.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.05.11  Obstruct Traffic.  No person shall play any game or congregate on any public street or sidewalk so as to interfere with the regular flow of traffic. A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.05.12  Throw Object from Vehicle.   No person shall throw or propel any snowball, missile, or object from any moving motor vehicle.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.05.13  Throw Object at Vehicle.  No person shall throw or propel any snowball, missile, or object at a motor vehicle.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.05.14  Spit in Public.  No person shall spit on any floor or seat of any public carrier, or on any floor, wall, seat, or equipment of any place of public assemblage.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.05.15  Contribute to the Delinquency of Minor.  No person shall by act, or word, encourage, contribute to, cause or tend to cause, any person under the age of 17 years to become neglected or delinquent.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.05.16  See Section 98.15.01 (section involves the use of fireworks)

98.05.17  Beg in Public.  No person shall beg in any public place.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.05.14  Targeted Residential Picketing. No person shall engage in picketing in front of, about or adjacent to a residence.  Nothing in this section shall prohibit picketing, to the extent that such activity is protected under the Michigan or United States Constitutions.  Nothing in this section shall prohibit a person from proceeding in a residential area along a defined route provided that the person does not stop at or repeatedly pass any particular residence.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.  “Picket” or “picketing” includes, standing, sitting, lying, walking, running, or otherwise moving, on a public right of way, to convey an opinion or message.  These terms also include posting a person at a particular place to communicate to the public vocally or by any other means an opinion or message.

98.05.19  Price Gouging During Declared Emergency  No person, during an emergency declared by City Council or the City Manager, shall charge more than normal average retail price for any merchandise sold.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.  “Normal average retail price” is a price that at which similar merchandise was sold during the ninety (90) days immediately preceding a declared emergency, or at a mark-up which is a larger percentage over wholesale cost than was added to wholesale cost prior to a declared emergency.

According to Troy Criminal Code 98.01.03, in addition to the penalties provided above, the court may impose any sanction or remedial measure provided in state law for misdemeanor offenses.

A person who aids, abets, counsels, commands, or procures the commission of the above offenses shall be punished as if that person were the principal.  A principal is a person who commits any of the above listed offenses.  The word “person” includes any individual, co-partnership, corporation, association, club, joint venture, estate, trust, and any other group or combination acting as a unit, and the individuals constituting such group or unit.

When charged with an offense involving disorderly conduct in Troy, Michigan it is important to hire an experienced local criminal lawyer to assist you.  An experienced criminal lawyer may be able to help you avoid a criminal conviction and a harsh result, depending upon the circumstances of your case.

 

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