Disorderly Conduct

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In an effort to promote and maintain public safety, Illinois enforces certain laws that prohibit disorderly conduct. Disorderly conduct can take many different forms and isn't always easy to pinpoint. What one court may consider illegal may simply incur a warning in another court. Regardless, if you've been arrested on the grounds of disorderly conduct, it can be helpful to understand the state's laws for such a charge.

Our firm's knowledge of Illinois laws comes from a dedication to criminal law and over four decades spent actively representing clients. We can determine the validity of your disorderly conduct charges and craft a defense on your behalf.

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What is considered disorderly conduct?

Most people assume that alcohol-related charges are the only ones associated with disorderly conduct. In reality, this is actually far from the truth. Anything that causes unreasonable public distress can incur a disorderly conduct charge.

All of the following actions may be illegal:

  • Falsely reporting an explosive device
  • Falsely reporting a fire
  • Unlawfully entering another individual's property
  • Employing intimidation tactics as a debt collector
  • Falsely reporting an abused or neglected child
  • Asking for emergency response services when there is no legitimate need for them

Before assigning a punishment, the circumstances of your offense will be assessed. A misdemeanor charge can incur up to one year in jail and up to $2,500 in fines. If your offense is a felony, you could face up to five years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.

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There are numerous possible defenses to your charges and finding the most effective one is critical. Since opening our doors, we've spent our time honing our skills to become as effective as possible for our clients. At Martin & Kent, L.L.C., we are always committed to your best interests.

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