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Crime of Disorderly Conduct in Illinois

Posted by attorney Mitchell Sexner

Disorderly conduct generally involves any type of act that is done in an unreasonable manner and both disturbs another person and provokes a breach of the peace. The disorderly conduct statute contains a number of subsections. Disorderly conduct may be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the subsection charged. A person may be charged with disorderly conduct simply for acting in a disorderly manner. However disorderly conduct also includes, but is not limited to, the transmission of a false fire alarm, transmission of a false bomb threat, looking through a window with a lewd purpose, or making a false 911 call. A person charged with disorderly conduct should immediately consult the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney.

No one wants to go to jail, wants to lose his or her license, or wants to perform community service. Experienced criminal attorneys are also mindful that clients would generally like to keep lawyer costs as low as possible, while receiving the best possible representation. So, such attorneys will tailor your representation to your particular circumstances and the results that you are trying to achieve.

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The best outcome for a person facing such a charge is to convince the prosecution to dismiss the case. However, if the prosecution is unwilling to dismiss the case, experienced attorneys can review your case to determine whether a defense may apply. In most cases, the prosecutor must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, so if an agreement cannot be reached with the prosecutor or judge, your criminal defense attorney will be properly prepared to take your case to trial.

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