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Chicago Teens Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

Posted on in Juvenile Crimes

According to a recent Chicago Tribune story, two teenagers showed up to a fight with another teen and his father in Downers Grove with bats. Due to an ongoing feud between two former friends over the past year, one teen challenged the other to a fight. The other teen and his friend came to the fight brandishing baseball bats, which they held up to the teen and his father as if they were going to hit them. When the pair heard police sirens approaching, they put down their bats, and did not actually strike any blows. Police arrested the teens for disorderly conduct and confiscated their bats. The teens later were released to the custody of their parents.

Although disorderly conduct is a misdemeanor charge under Illinois law, it still will become a part of your permanent criminal record if you are convicted. As a result, you will be required to report this criminal conviction on employment applications and disclose your conviction in other situations for the rest of your life. Additionally, a disorderly conduct conviction can carry a sentence of up to 30 days in jail and payment of a fine of up to $1,500.00. Therefore, the penalties for a disorderly conduct conviction can be quite severe.

If you are facing a disorderly conduct charge, you will need experienced representation to assist you throughout the legal process. A skilled Chicago criminal defense attorney can assert any defenses to the criminal charge that you might have, as well as present evidence in your favor that may reduce the consequences of or altogether avoid a criminal conviction. A Chicago criminal defense lawyer with experience handling juvenile crimes is essential for teen offenders.

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