Public Order Offences

Public Order offences in Ireland are legislated for under the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994.

You can obtain expert legal advice and representation in relation to public order offences from Keenan & Company as if you have been charged or asked to visit a Gardai station for questioning. 

Offences of Public Order

Different types of public order offences you could be charged with are as following:

  • Intoxication in a public place
  • Threatening & abusive behaviour in a public place
  • Failure to comply with a direction of An Garda Siochana
  • Obstruction
  • Disordely conduct in a public place
  • tresspass on a building
  • Affray
  • Violent disorder
  • Blackmail, extoration and demanding money with menaces

How Solicitors help when charged with Public Order Offence

As introduced in the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994, the legislation relating to public order makes it an offence to be intoxicated in a public place ( S. 4) and makes it an offence to engage in threatening & abusive behaviour (S. 6), which is described as 'to use or engage in any threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to provoke a breach of the peace or being reckless as to whether a breach of the peace may be occasioned.' Although this is at the lower end of offences of public order, it can lead to criminal conviction, which can still affect your life significantly.

A team of experienced criminal law professionals at Keenan & Company can support you if you have been charged with committing a public order offence.  Often criminal law can be confusing and difficult to fully understand. Keenan & Company can assist you in understanding the allegations against you, analyse the facts, and advise how to proceed.

Criminal defence solicitors can help you:

  • Plan your defence
  • Defend you in court
  • Assist you with your appeal if needed
  • Determine relevant mitigating conditions or circumstances 
  • Can help mitigate your sentence or penalty

Solicitors will support you with your case and provide expert legal advice and representation in your case.

To achieve the best outcome after a public order crime, it is necessary to call an experienced criminal defence solicitor who works your case with dedication.

Contact Keenan & Company and arrange a consultation with qualified solicitors to discuss any legal issue that you’re currently facing.