Yes. It is possible for the other person to refuse to sign papers for assault and battery.
If the police were called and an officer or a witness saw you engage in "disorderly conduct," then you can be charged with that crime.
Disorderly conduct is a FAR lesser offense than disorderly conduct. If you were charged with assault/battery, it is considered a crime of violence. It can make it much more difficult to obtain future employment, obtain professional licenses, get into colleges/grad schools, etc.
While disorderly conduct is still a crime, it is not considered a crime of violence.
Below is a link to a site that explains disorderly conduct in Kansas and the possible penalties that can be imposed IF you were to be convicted.http://answers.uslegal.com/criminal/7073/
If you receive a citation or a notice to appear or a notice that a warrant has been issued, then you ABSOLUTELY MUST APPEAR at ALL COURT
DATES. Failure to do so can result in a bench warrant being issued for your arrest for failure to appear.
You may wish to contact an attorney in your area who specializes in criminal
law. Sometimes, an initial consultation may be free or at a minimal cost. You can discuss the specific facts of your case, evaluate your options and decide how to proceed. You should consult with an attorney BEFORE any court date is given, or if you are notified that there is a warrant.
It may be possible for an attorney to get the charges dismissed (for lack of evidence, a deferral/diversion) or reduced.
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