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Orland Park Mob Action Defense Attorney

Tinley Park Criminal Defense Lawyer for Rioting or Disturbing the Peace

One of the many "catch-all" crimes in Illinois is the Mob Action statute. As with other catch all crimes, many portions of the Mob Action law are subject to interpretation. For instance, under subsection (a) of 720 ILCS 5/25-1, the charged individual must have disturbed the public peace and engaged in the reckless use of violence or force. While many actions, such as firing a gun into the air, can obviously be construed as disturbing the public peace (although firing a gun in the air may NOT actually constitute "disturbing the peace"), other actions are not as clear.

Additionally, under subsection (b) of 720 ILCS 5/25-1, if two or more persons knowingly assemble with the intent to commit a crime, they would be guilty of Mob Action. For instance, if two individuals met outside of a bank intending to rob it, but at the last second change their mind, the two can still be found guilty of Mob Action. This is regardless of their withdrawal of the plan to rob the bank.

The sentence for Mob Action ranges from the lowest level misdemeanor to a Class 4 felony. Often, the charge of Mob Action is an additional charge to other charges filed. However, Mob Action may be charged as a single or stand-alone charge as well.

The Sentence

Violation of Section (a) or if injury or property damage sustained by an individualClass 4 Felony
  • 1 to 3 years in prison
  • Up to $25,000 fine
  • Mandatory 30 to 120 hours of community service
Violation of Sections (b) or (c)Class C Misdemeanor
  • Up to 30 days in county jail
  • Up to $1,500 fine
  • Mandatory 30 to 120 hours of community service
Refusing to withdraw from mob after commanded to do so by law enforcementClass A Misdemeanor
  • Up to 364 days in county jail
  • Up to $2,500 fine
  • Mandatory 30 to 120 hours of community service

Probation Possible? Yes.

Supervision Possible? Yes, on misdemeanor charges.

Contact Our New Lenox Mob Action Lawyer

If you have been charged with mob action due to your participation in protest or based on other accusations of disturbing the peace, our firm can help you create a defense strategy. Contact us at 708-966-2408 to arrange a complimentary consultation.

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