In Kentucky, disorderly conduct can either be a Class A or a Class B misdemeanor, punished by jail time, fines, or both. The Kentucky Statute for Disorderly Conduct considers an individual guilty of 1st-degree disorderly conduct if an individual was "in a public place and with intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm, or wantonly creating a risk thereof."
While the majority of people charged with these crimes do not face long jail sentences, the consequences can still be severe. Current and potential employers often do not want to hire a person whom they perceive to have an alcohol or drug problem, or who has been arrested for any reason.
In Kentucky, the following penalties apply to 1st Degree Disorderly Conduct:
The Kentucky Statute for Alcohol Intoxication states that an individual is considered guilty if they are under the influence in a public area and are at risk of causing harm to themselves or others.
In Kentucky, the following penalties apply to Alcohol Intoxication: