Drunkenness, disorderly conduct and open house party charges can haver serious consequences in Fort LauderdaleBeing charged with a Disorderly Conduct, Drunkenness, Loitering or Prowling charge in Fort Lauderdale can come as quite the shock. Sometimes this could be for something as simple as playing music too loudly in your backyard – certainly not the mark of a “hard criminal.” The compassionate defense attorneys of Rossen Law Firm are here to help guide & protect you through the legal process. Reach out today to discuss your unique case with a South Florida Drunkenness, Loitering & Prowling lawyer.

What are Disorderly Conduct, Drunkenness, Loitering & Prowling, and House Party Criminal Charges? 

Disorderly Conduct is unreasonable behavior which is likely to cause serious offense or annoyance to other people.

Drunkenness, or disorderly intoxication, is a catch-all crime used by law enforcement to arrest drunk and unruly people.

Loitering and Prowling occurs in Fort Lauderdale when a person maintains a suspicious presence in an unusual time, place or manner, and under circumstances that indicate an impending threat to the safety of persons or property.

Open House Party is a criminal charge based on a person allowing minors to possess or consume drugs or alcohol at a party authorized at the person’s residence, or where the person fails to take reasonable action to prevent minors from possessing or consuming drugs or alcohol. To learn more about what might constitute drunkenness or loitering & prowling charges, call our firm today to speak with a knowledgeable attorney serving South Florida.


The crimes of Disorderly Conduct, Disorderly Intoxication, Loitering and Prowling, and Open House Parties are all second-degree misdemeanors in South Florida. If convicted, a judge could sentence you to up to 60 days in jail, 6 months of probation and $500 in fines – making it vital to enlist the help of an experienced local attorney. A subsequent open house party crime is a first-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 1 year in jail or 1 year of probation, and a $1,000 fine.


If you’ve been charged with one of these crimes, you’re in the right place. 

Facing a criminal charge is hard enough. The last thing you need is someone judging you for it. At the Rossen Law Firm, we guarantee a judgment-free zone where your respect and dignity are our top priority.                                                                                                                                       

Give our office a call if you’re facing a disorderly conduct, loitering, prowling, or open house party charges in Fort Lauderdale. Our South Florida Drunkenness, Loitering & Prowling lawyers will listen to your story, discuss the best course of action for you, and see what resources may help you. One mistake shouldn’t have the power to ruin your life – that’s why we’re here. 

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We’ve successfully taken care of a variety of disorderly conduct cases and are confident we can protect your rights by providing an aggressive and thoughtfully planned defense.

Rossen Law Firm offers a FREE strategy session so you know how we’ll plan to get the best possible outcome for you and your case.  

See all locations Rossen Law Firm practices Disorderly Conduct, Loitering, Prowling & Open House Party Criminal Defense.


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