Thank you for your reply.
Here is the statute (law) in Kansas:Statute 21-4101: Disorderly conduct.
Disorderly conduct is, with knowledge or probable cause to believe that such acts will alarm, anger or disturb others or provoke an assault or other breach of the peace:
(a) Engaging in brawling or fighting; or
(b) Disturbing an assembly, meeting, or procession, not unlawful in its character; or
(c) Using offensive, obscene, or abusive language or engaging in noisy conduct tending reasonably to arouse alarm, anger or resentment in others.
Disorderly conduct is a class C misdemeanor.
Not knowing what was exactly said or exactly what happened, as I didn't witness it - it is hard to say if you could beat it. The way the law is written, however, it doesn't take much -- if offensive, obscene or abusive language was used or your words or actions caused the other person to be alarmed, that is enough to be found guilty. You state that you appeared
threatening - if the person was alarmed/fearful, and
the prosecutor can establish that beyond a reasonable doubt - you can be convicted.
Your first appearance should be a reading of the charge and entering of the plea. I would suggest you plead not guilty and ask that you be appointed a public defender
as you cannot afford a private attorney. I would not try to represent yourself on a criminal charge. While the maximum penalty if convicted is up to 30 days imprisonment, jail time is highly unlikely. You would more likely be sentenced to probation
. That said, you do not want a conviction on your record at all if you can avoid it, and it's possible that a public defender could negotiate with the prosecutor to have the charge dismissed.