What is Disorderly Conduct? That is a good question, it is normally a breach of the peace. This becomes a catch all for the police when they cannot arrest you for anything else but want to get you off the streets. The most common example is the drunk person who is causing a disturbance in public but did not commit any other crimes the officer will arrest them for disorderly conduct. The Officer needs to show that someone other than the officer was bothered by your actions. This is not an easy charge for the prosecutor to prove beyond a reasonable doubt.
Have you ever had a loud argument in the street? Or a verbal disagreement in a public setting that may have gotten out of hand? Of course, you probably have, we all have, but did you know you could have been arrested for it? People consider "disorderly conduct" to be nothing more than a minor charge, but it's a criminal charge nonetheless and it should be taken very seriously.
I doubt people wake up in the morning and wonder how they will get arrest today. Yet, time after time, people get arrested under the strangest circumstances.