Methinks that worthless piece of opinion enforcement needs to loose his job. IANAL, but....
76-9-102. Disorderly conduct.
(1) A person is guilty of disorderly conduct if:
(a) he refuses to comply with the lawful order of the police to move from a public place, or knowingly creates a hazardous or physically offensive condition, by any act which serves no legitimate purpose; or
(b) intending to cause public inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof, he:
(i) engages in fighting or in violent, tumultuous, or threatening behavior;
(ii) makes unreasonable noises in a public place;
(iii) makes unreasonable noises in a private place which can be heard in a public place; or
(iv) obstructs vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
(2) "Public place," for the purpose of this section, means any place to which the public or a substantial group of the public has access and includes but is not limited to streets, highways, and the common areas of schools, hospitals, apartment houses, office buildings, transport facilities, and shops.
(3) Disorderly conduct is a class C misdemeanor if the offense continues after a request by a person to desist. Otherwise it is an infraction.
The charge would be thrown out if he had been stupid enough to actually try to tag you with it. It is obvious that you had no intentions, premeditated or otherwise, to cause public annoyance or alarm. Also, an order to leave campus would have been unlawful. Therefore refusing to leave would not have constituted grounds for a disorderly conduct charge either. OC is legal. Clearly you did not meet the requirements to be charged with this or any other violation or infraction.
53A-3-503. Criminal trespass upon school property -- Penalty.
(1) A person is guilty of criminal trespass upon school property if the person does the following:
(a) enters or remains unlawfully upon school property, and:
(i) intends to cause annoyance or injury to a person or damage to property on the school property;
(ii) intends to commit a crime; or
(iii) is reckless as to whether the person's presence will cause fear for the safety of another; or
(b) enters or remains without authorization upon school property if notice against entry or remaining has been given by:
(i) personal communication to the person by a school official or an individual with apparent authority to act for a school official;
(ii) the posting of signs reasonably likely to come to the attention of trespassers;
(iii) fencing or other enclosure obviously designed to exclude trespassers; or
(iv) a current order of suspension or expulsion.
(2) As used in this section:
(a) "Enter" means intrusion of the entire body.
(b) "School official" means a public or private school administrator or person in charge of a school program or activity.
(c) "School property" means real property owned or occupied by a public or private school, including real property temporarily occupied for a school activity or program.
(3) Violation of this section is a class B misdemeanor.
Once again, intent cannot be proven, so the charge would be dropped. OC certainly is not "reckless" because every cop would be "reckless" for carrying their arms in the open as well. I laughed my tail off when the guy said you could be charged with trespass if you didn't conceal your sidearm. roflmao.
Gotta love the opinion enforcement, sarcastically speaking. Personally, I don't give a hoot what the public thinks about my open carry. If they want to legislate my right to carry in the open away, good luck with that and any politician's career who tries it. This is Utah. Until that happens, the ignorant popo can keep their mouths shut and their self-righteous opinions about scaring the poor sheeple to themselves. Yes, that is exactly what they are, a bunch of sheep, and see if I ever waste my time and risk my freedom to unholster my sidearm to help one of them when the hungry wolves come stalking their prey. I would just as soon walk on by and let them be victims because no good deed goes unpunished. The friendly neighborhood opinion enforcement will make sure of that.
We should pull one over on them and petition for those two statutes, along with the standard"criminal trespass" law, to be changed to protect OCers and CCers who accidentally "print" in public or on school grounds. Let's turn this around in our favor. GoUtah.org has a link to all of the relevant policians contact info to get the ball rolling for next year's legal agenda. Let's let our representatives know that we have a problem with those statutes and lobby to get them fixed. They are way too vague and are obviously being used by ignorant opinion enforcement to hassle and inconvenience law-abiding citizens who choose to carry their arms in the open. Let's close up these over-abused legal loopholes and shut them down for good. Here is the link:
Also, if you ever need a good attorney to defend yourself against one of these bogus charges, your best bet is good ole Mitch Vilos. You can check out his website here: