In Virginia, the crime of disorderly conduct is covered by Section 18.2-415 of the Virginia Code. Although counties, cities, and towns can make specific rules prohibiting conduct that falls under this section, all Virginia jurisdictions must follow the maximum penalty set forth. Section 18.2-415.
Under Section 18.2-415, an individual is guilty of disorderly conduct if the individual,
This does not include an individual who is saying or displaying words, or an individual who is committing other criminal activity. Section 18.2-415. Furthermore, the person in charge of the building, activity, or meeting may eject the individual guilty of disorderly conduct with the help of other people. Section 18.2-415.
The penalty for disorderly conduct is a Class 1 misdemeanor. Section 18.2-415. Thus, if an individual is guilty of disorderly conduct, the individual faces up to 12 months in jail and/or up to a $2,500 fine. Section 18.2-11(a).
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