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Disorderly conduct is a very common criminal charge that covers a large variety of behavior. The crime is defined under 720 ILCS 5/26-1  and is violated when a person acts in a manner that is so unreasonable that it alarms and disturbs another person. As one would imagine, many cases of disorderly conduct begin with a night of excessive drinking. It is not uncommon that a suspect wakes up in a jail cell having no memory of doing anything illegal. That being said, disorderly conduct under 720 ILCS 5/26-1 is typically charged as a Class C misdemeanor which is punishable by up to 30 days in the county jail and a fine of up to $1,500. Though a disorderly conduct charge may have resulted from outlandish or silly behavior, facing a charge of disorderly conduct is nothing to laugh at.
Contact criminal attorney Andrew Weisberg immediately if you face disorderly conduct charges in Chicago or the suburbs. He is a former criminal prosecutor and understands disorderly conduct charges from all sides. He can be reached any time at the office or 24/7 on his cell phone at 773-985-4519.
Though most cases of disorderly conduct under 720 ILCS 5/26-1 are charged as misdemeanor offenses, some cases can be charged as felony offenses. A felony offense for disorderly conduct can actually land a suspect in prison for as long as 7 years. A common example of felony disorderly conduct is when a person makes a false police report. This is very serious and is therefore elevated to the felony level. Another very serious disorderly conduct is when a suspect makes a false report of vehicle theft. A person who knowingly reports a car stolen knowing that the vehicle is not stolen faces a Class 2 Felony and from 3- 7 years in prison. If you or a loved one have been arrested for any level of disorderly conduct, contact the Law Offices of Andrew M. Weisberg immediately. Mr. Weisberg will explain all details of the law and your case and let you know what lies ahead.
If you or a loved one has been charged with disorderly conduct (720 ILCS 5/26-1) in the Chicago area, Andrew M. Weisberg is a criminal attorney with a reputation as an aggressive, smart, and tough defense lawyer. He is a former prosecutor in Cook County and Will County, and he has gained vast experience in defending every area of criminal law, from sex crimes and violent offenses to domestic violence and theft offenses. To speak with Mr. Weisberg, call his office or his cell phone 24/7 at 773-985-4519. The consultation is immediate, free, and confidential.