Disorderly Conduct Attorney Chicago
Defense for Aggravated Disorderly Conduct Charges
When a person does any act in a manner that alarms and disturbs another and provokes a breach of the peace, then it's said that this person commits disorderly conduct. This is the most common type of disorderly conduct and includes typical circumstances where a person screams, yells, throws things, bothers others or does virtually anything that annoys at least one other person. It doesn't need to be loud or disturb many people, it just needs to disturb one person, so it can include situations such as a person publicly urinating. But as the statute requires, the disorderly conduct must provoke a breach of the peace which means it must be done in public, so yelling inside your home is not disorderly conduct, unless you are yelling so loud that others outside your house are disturbed.
What is Considered Disorderly Conduct in Illinois?
There are many other subsections of the Illinois statute that also constitute disorderly conduct. These include calling in to the police or any other public official a false fire alarm, a false bomb threat, a threat against a school, a false crime having been committed, a false alarm to 911, a false report of child abuse or neglect, a false report to the Department of Public Health, or a false request for an ambulance or medical treatment. Disorderly conduct also includes entering upon the property of another and looking into a window for a lewd purpose as well as harassment by debt collectors under certain circumstances.
Don't Let a Disorderly Conduct Charge in Chicago Tarnish Your Future
Depending upon the particular circumstances of the disorderly conduct, penalties and punishment may range from a Class A misdemeanor which is punishable by zero to thirty days in jail all the way up to a Class 3 felony which may carry a term in the penitentiary of up to five years. At Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC, we have heard so many times over the years from people charged with this crime that they were not concerned about it as that they were "only" charged with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. But our Chicago disorderly conduct lawyers know that every crime, no matter of what level, can have an impact on our clients' futures and employment.
So call today for a free appointment or information and learn how a Chicago defense attorney at our office can be of service to you. You can call us 24 hours a day at (312) 644-0444 or (800) 996-4824.
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