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Common Defenses against Disorderly Conduct Charges
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Common Defenses against Disorderly Conduct Charges

It was a quiet Friday night in Edgewater, the whoosh of the occasional passing car mingling with the murmur of the NBA playoffs on TVs within apartment buildings. But the calm was punctuated suddenly when the whistle of a police siren sounded near the 6300 block of North Lakewood.

 

At least, that’s what happened according to a report from the Chicago Sun Times.

A Roger Park District police car signalled for another vehicle to stop, and both drivers pulled … Read More

What Constitutes Disorderly Conduct in Chicago?
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What Constitutes Disorderly Conduct in Chicago?

You’re likely already familiar with the term “disorderly conduct” and may have heard it applied to a wide variety of activities. For example, someone who is drunk and belligerent in public could be charged with disorderly conduct, while someone who disobeys an order from a police officer could be charged with the very same crime. Someone might also face disorderly conduct charges for calling in a false threat or alert to the police.

 

Disorderly conduct encompasses a lot of … Read More

Abuse or Racism? Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and His Disorderly Conduct Controversy
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Abuse or Racism? Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and His Disorderly Conduct Controversy

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The following dialogue between Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and his arresting officer Sergeant James Crowley should have never taken place in a country that was founded on the principles of individual freedom. And yet, it was enough for Gates to simply yell at Crowley on the steps of his own home – not threaten or even clench his fist in a violent manner – for the police officer to charge the professor with disorderly conduct … Read More

Disorderly Conduct Can Be a Serious Charge
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Chicago residents may think that disorderly conduct is not that serious a criminal charge, but depending on the circumstances, it can have incredibly serious penalties. If you are facing such a charge, you need strong, aggressive help from a criminal defense attorney who will work to uphold your rights and keep consequences to a minimum. Because a disorderly conduct charge can often be added on to other charges, having a knowledgeable attorney is essential to sorting through all of the … Read More