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Disorderly conduct applies to a wide range of behavior. For example, under 720 ILCS 5/26-1, disorderly conduct includes an "act in such unreasonable manner as to alarm or disturb another and to provoke a breach of the peace.” Because this definition is so vague, you may end up charged with disorderly conduct merely for offending someone.
Disorderly conduct is normally a Class C misdemeanor, but you can be charged with a Class B or Class A misdemeanor, or even a Class 4 or Class 3 felony, depending on the allegations. Additionally, all disorderly conduct charges require 30-120 hours of community service if you are convicted.
Hallock Law Can Help You
When you are in need of experienced counsel, I can help. I am an experienced Chicago criminal defense lawyer and I have spent my career assisting the innocently accused as they deal with criminal charges, including disorderly conduct. I know what prosecutors utilize as their evidence and am well equipped to combat any of their claims.
At Hallock Law, I always take my clients’ concerns into consideration. I understand your position and I sympathize with the experience you are currently enduring. This is why I give personal attention to your case, fully understanding not just your case, but you and your desire for a second opportunity. With me by your side, you can stand confident in a court of law.
Contact Thomas C. Hallock if you need a skilled and committed disorderly conduct defense attorney in Chicago.
What You Should Do
- Be respectful.
- Calmly record the interaction.
- Ask if you are free to leave. If you do not ask, the officer may think - and the judge may agree - that the interaction is consensual.
- If you are free to leave, go! If you are not free to leave, do not answer and questions before speaking with your attorney.
What You Should Not Do
- Do not physically resist arrest.
- Do not become aggressive or confrontational.
- Do not consent to a search. The Constitution does not apply if you consent.
- Do not answer questions without first speaking with your attorney. Police are allowed to hold you for 48 hours and they may lie to you the entire time.