Disorderly Conduct is the type of offense which almost anyone can find lodged against them at some point in their lifetime. The primary reason for that often has a great deal to do with the perception that disorderly conduct is a relatively minor or trivial “catch all” offense.
As a result, some of the corroboration a law enforcement officer or assistant district attorney will do when deciding whether charging is appropriate when it comes to a serious misdemeanor or felony offense won’t happen when it comes to disorderly conduct, often a summary charge. The charge will often be approved based solely on the statements of the alleged witnesses or after brief interaction with law enforcement.
This dynamic often leads to the case being charged and placed in front of a Magisterial District Judge for the purpose of allowing him or her to decide who they believe is telling the truth and what actually happened. That circumstance is not ideal when one considers such a charge, minor as it may be, can impact ones employment situation.