Disorderly conduct charges can be vague, and you may have questions about your charges, rights, and legal options. At the Polinske & Associates, P.C., we can help you understand the legal circumstances you are in, and help you devise a plan that keeps your needs and goals in mind.
If you need sound, aggressive criminal defense, call the Edwardsville, Illinois, Polinske & Associates, P.C. at 618-505-4213 (877-632-3089 toll-free). Brian Polinske knows the system and has the skills to mount an effective defense.
Understanding Disorderly Conduct Charges
Disorderly conduct is a "catch-all" charge that police issue to persons for a wide variety of reasons. These charges can involve any of the following: false police report, shouting and yelling between neighbors, public drunkenness, disturbing the peace, and more.
By statute, the criminal level for disorderly conduct charges can be anywhere from a low level misdemeanor to a serious felony charge. A police officer himself cannot be an alleged victim of disorderly conduct. Despite that fact, police officers routinely issue citations to clients wherein it's alleged the police officer is the victim. Those cases are dismissed very quickly. In fact, this action can result in a successful civil rights violation against the police department.
We are often able to obtain negotiated dismissals for disorderly conduct charges. When presented with the right evidence in our client's favor the state readily dismisses this charge. What the right evidence is varies just as the nature of this charge varies.
Information Regarding Bond Posting and Reductions
Bonds are typically from $100 to $250. Getting a bond reduction is a simple and fast process. Every day, our firm works with the prosecutors who control your bonds. We know which one will typically allow clients to be released without posting bond. If a bond must be posted, then our next course of action is to obtain the lowest bond amount available. We handle bond reductions for all types of these charges on a weekly basis. Generally a bond reduction is obtained the same day we are retained.
What Are You Waiting For?
For skilled legal help regarding your criminal charges, contact an Edwardsville disorderly conduct lawyer or call us at 618-505-4213 (877-632-3089 toll-free). A free initial consultation is available when and where you need it.
February 2011 - Our client was in the process of getting divorced from his wife. He was communicating with her via cell phone and they began arguing. The wife recorded a message he left on her voice mail and presented it to the police. He was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Telephone Harassment. We were able to obtain full dismissal of the charges.
Brian Polinske is the contributing author to this content.