If you have been charged with disorderly conduct in Chicago, the implication is more than a suggestion that you got a little bit rowdy or that a situation in which you were involved got out of hand. Rather, a disorderly conduct charge, in some cases, can carry a fine of up to $10,000, and alleges that you have unreasonably caused a disturbance and breached the public peace.
The statutes governing disorderly conduct get very specific regarding the ways in which such a disturbance may have occurred. For example, setting off a false fire alarm, transmitting a threat to a school, or being a “peeping Tom,” just to name a few. Because of the multiplicity of reasons as to why someone might be charged with disorderly conduct, as well as the extreme variance in penalties depending upon which reason is alleged to have resulted in a breach of the public peace, it is important to have an experienced disorderly conduct attorney in Chicago such as Andrew M. Weisberg who can decipher all of the statutes, review the specifics of your case, and develop a viable defense in light of all the circumstances.
Depending upon the type of disorderly conduct that is alleged to have occurred, you could be at risk of being convicted of a Class A, Class B, or Class C misdemeanor. However, there are also circumstances that would qualify disorderly conduct as a Class 3 or a Class 4 felony. In addition, regardless of whether a misdemeanor or felony is in question, any conviction has a mandated 30-120 hours of community service attached to it.
Your criminal defense attorney in Chicago, Andrew M. Weisberg has the training and experience to be able to wade through all of the possible scenarios when it comes to your disorderly conduct charge and develop a plan so that you can be assured of having the opportunity for the best possible outcome to your case. Even if your charge is classified as a misdemeanor, you do not want to risk having a criminal conviction on your record or incurring some of the substantial fines that can accompany such a conviction. Mr. Weisberg will aggressively pursue all means available to help you in your attempts to avoid such an outcome.
Law enforcement authorities and court officials take disorderly conduct charges very seriously. Especially since the nation’s war on terror began, any sort of public disturbance must be considered a possible threat to the wellbeing of citizens. As a result, certain actions or behaviors that you may have intended to be humorous or simply had not thought through all the way can become occasions for criminal charges.
When you find yourself in danger of becoming a convicted criminal because of such accusations, you need a defense attorney in Chicago who has a successful record of handing disorderly conduct charges. Andrew M. Weisberg is that Chicago disorderly conduct attorney. Mr. Weisberg is well-versed in all of the laws, rules, statutes, and regulations surrounding disorderly conduct and other undesirable behaviors, including the following:
If you have been charged with any of these crimes or any combination of them, a Chicago disorderly conduct attorney can provide you with the legal counsel and representation that you will need as you attempt to build an adequate defense to combat these charges
It is difficult to imagine Chicago criminal defense attorney Andrew M. Weisberg as anything other than the premier criminal attorney in Chicago that he has become. However, prior to opening his own private practice focused exclusively on defending those accused of criminal behavior, Mr. Weisberg served Cook County as a prosecutor in the District Attorney’s office.
As a result of that experience, Andrew M. Weisberg is perfectly positioned to offer you the best defense available because he has insider knowledge, as it were, as to how the prosecution will attempt to gain a conviction against you. That knowledge enables Mr. Weisberg to develop a defense strategy that responds to the prosecution’s possible arguments before they are even made. And, because your criminal defense lawyer knows the law inside and out, from both sides of the aisle, there is little that can help your case that will escape his attention.
You may have brushed off your disorderly conduct charge thinking it nothing more than a misdemeanor charge that would easily be dismissed. However, it is not likely that the prosecutor’s office has been so casual in their treatment of your case. Do not risk a conviction and a criminal record when Andrew M. Weisberg can provide you with the legal counsel and the astute representation that you require. As your Chicago disorderly conduct lawyer, Mr. Weisberg will work tirelessly to ensure that your rights are upheld and protected, he will treat you with respect and dignity, and he will assiduously pursue the very best possible outcome to your case.
If you have been arrested for disorderly conduct in Chicago, no matter how straightforward or complex the charge, Andrew M. Weisberg is a criminal defense lawyer known for tough, aggressive defense. A former felony prosecutor, Attorney Weisberg has extensive experience in handling all types of criminal cases, from sex offenses and violent crimes to theft-related crimes and disorderly conduct. If you would like to reach Mr. Weisberg quickly and directly, please call his cell phone 24/7 at (773) 908-9811, or fill out the case review form on our website. The consultation is free.