Disorderly Conduct/Aggravated Disorderly Conduct
There are several ways you can be charged with the offense of Disorderly Conduct. You can be guilty of Disorderly Conduct if you do any act in such unreasonable manner as to alarm or disturb another and to provoke a breach of the peace. You can be charged with Disorderly Conduct if you call the fire department to report a false fire alarm. You can be charged with Disorderly Conduct if you cause to be transmitted, in any manner, a false alarm to the effect that there’s a bomb or chemical container holding any dangerous material. You can also be charged with the offense of Disorderly Conduct by peeping into the window of another house, harass a debtor if you are working for a collection agency and trying to collect on a debt, filing a false report with Children and Family Services, filing a false report with the Department of Public Health under the Nursing Home Care Act, filing a false report with any public agency, or by making a false call to 911.
Most sentences for violation of the Illinois Disorderly Conduct law involve a misdemeanor sentence. If you are convicted you could be placed on court supervision, conditional discharge, probation or face a maximum of one year in the County Jail. A conviction for Disorderly Conduct may affect one’s ability to obtain a job or obtain government benefits.
The criminal defense attorneys at The Legal Defenders understand the impact that a criminal conviction could have on your life.
The criminal defense attorneys at The Legal Defenders will look at the specific facts of your case and determine the best defense for your case.
Since many cases involving Disorderly Conduct involve difficult questions concerning acting in an unreasonable manner and whether something could alarm or disturb another, each case must be evaluated individually and each factor has to be taken into consideration when coming up with an effective plan of attack.
The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at The Legal Defenders have extensive experience in representing individuals charged with Disorderly Conduct and will use their extensive experience and skills to protect your reputation.
If you are charged with Disorderly Conduct in Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County or Kane County, give us a call. We can help.