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Category: Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly Conduct: Legal Considerations for Protesters in Chicago

Public demonstrations and protests play a vital role in expressing dissent and advocating for social change in Chicago. However, protesters must navigate legal considerations to ensure their actions remain within the bounds of the law. Disorderly conduct laws, in particular, can have implications for protesters engaging in public demonstrations. This blog aims to provide guidance for individuals participating in protests in Chicago, covering their rights and responsibilities under disorderly conduct laws and offering tactics for peacefully exercising their First Amendment [...]

You Got Hit With IL Disorderly Conduct Charges over St. Paddy’s Day – What Now?

St. Patrick’s Day is a time for celebration, but sometimes things can get out of hand. If you got hit with IL disorderly conduct charges over St. Paddy’s Day, it’s essential to know your rights and understand what you’re up against.

If you get charged with disorderly conduct in Illinois, it can be a stressful and confusing experience. Disorderly conduct is a broad charge that can encompass various behaviors, such as fighting, obscene language or gestures, and disrupting public gatherings. [...]

Violating an Illinois Lockdown Order Equals a Misdemeanor Charge

Many states have issued lockdown orders during the coronavirus pandemic, Illinois being one of them. In most places, violating these orders would result in a slap on the wrist and a reminder to stay at home. However, violating the Illinois lockdown order in Aurora at least could land you in legal trouble.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Aurora’s city council voted unanimously to make violating the state’s lockdown order a disorderly conduct charge.

This misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge can have [...]

Halloween Activities Most Likely to Get Your Chicago Teen Arrested

Halloween has never been a time to be on your best behavior. Running around the neighborhood at night, pulling pranks, and dressing up in scary costumes are all part of the Halloween tradition. As with any sort of mischief, though, teens can quickly take the spirit of the holiday too far.

Because of this, it’s not uncommon for misguided Halloween pranks and actual state crimes to overlap – probably more than you or your teen even realize. To avoid surprise [...]

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 [...]

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The Role of Police Misconduct in Chicago Resisting Arrest Cases

Resisting Arrest

Resisting arrest charges can be contentious and complex, especially when allegations of police misconduct or excessive force are involved. In Chicago, as in many other cities, cases of resisting arrest often intersect with concerns about police behavior and civil rights violations. Understanding the dynamics of how police misconduct can influence resisting arrest cases is crucial for both defendants and legal advocates.

Allegations of Police Misconduct

In recent years, allegations of police misconduct and excessive force have garnered significant attention in [...]

Supporting Survivors of Exploitation in Chicago Prostitution Trials

Prostitution & Solicitation

Facing prostitution charges in Chicago can be an overwhelming and distressing experience, particularly for individuals who have experienced exploitation or trauma. In this blog post, we will examine the importance of trauma-informed defense strategies and how criminal defense attorneys can provide compassionate and supportive representation to survivors of exploitation in prostitution trials. By prioritizing the well-being of their clients and understanding the complex factors underlying their involvement in prostitution, defense attorneys can effectively advocate for their rights and mitigate the [...]