Public Order Offences

Lenz Legal offers expert advice and representation for all public order offences.  Public Order offences contain an element of anti-social behaviour that is offensive, indecent or and causes disruption or offence to the general public.

Usually conducted in a public place, public order offences can include:

  • Affray
  • Offensive language
  • Drunkedness in a public place
  • Graffiti
  • Loitering
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Begging
  • Rioting
  • This category of offences is arguably more open to interpretation than other offences. For example, the concept of a ‘public place’ carries with a wide range of definitions. Police can issue on the spot fines for some offences instead of charging and summoning an individual to appear in court.