Disorderly Conduct

Chicago Disorderly Conduct Lawyer

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Defending Illinois Clients against Disorderly Conduct Charges

Disorderly conduct is generally defined as any unreasonable act that alarms another, disturbs another, or causes a breach of the peace. Most Disorderly Conduct charges are considered class “C” misdemeanors, which means they are punishable by up to 30 days in jail. Some actions that could constitute disorderly conduct can include disrupting the public by being too loud, recklessly engaging in violent behavior, or engaging in loud arguments in public. The charge of disorderly conduct is very broad and can be charged based on many different actions or behaviors.

While most disorderly conduct charges are misdemeanors, it can be charged as a felony if the person:

  • Makes a false 911 call
  • Makes a false police report
  • Makes a false bomb threat

Regardless of whether the charge is a misdemeanor or felony, it is essential to have an experienced disorderly conduct defense attorney like Steve Klein, who can review all of the facts of your case and determine the best defense for your case. Even a class “C” misdemeanor can leave a record that future employers can find.