ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Class 1 misdemeanor charges for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest were DROPPED at the first hearing.
Read more about Disorderly Conduct Law here: Virginia Disorderly Conduct Laws and Defenses
§ 18.2-415. Disorderly conduct in public places.
A person is guilty of disorderly conduct if, with the intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof, he … In any street, highway, public building, or while in or on a public conveyance, or public place engages in conduct having a direct tendency to cause acts of violence by the person or persons at whom, individually, such conduct is directed …
§ 18.2-479.1. Resisting arrest; fleeing from a law-enforcement officer; penalty.
A. Any person who intentionally prevents or attempts to prevent a law-enforcement officer from lawfully arresting him, with or without a warrant, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
B. For purposes of this section, intentionally preventing or attempting to prevent a lawful arrest means fleeing from a law-enforcement officer when (i) the officer applies physical force to the person, or (ii) the officer communicates to the person that he is under arrest and (a) the officer has the legal authority and the immediate physical ability to place the person under arrest, and (b) a reasonable person who receives such communication knows or should know that he is not free to leave.