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Chapter 574

< > Effective - 28 Aug 1993, 2 histories, see footnote (history) bottom

  *574.010.  Until December 31, 2016 — Peace disturbance — penalty. — 1.  A person commits the crime of peace disturbance if:

  (1)  He unreasonably and knowingly disturbs or alarms another person or persons by:

  (a)  Loud noise; or

  (b)  Offensive language addressed in a face-to-face manner to a specific individual and uttered under circumstances which are likely to produce an immediate violent response from a reasonable recipient; or

  (c)  Threatening to commit a felonious act against any person under circumstances which are likely to cause a reasonable person to fear that such threat may be carried out; or

  (d)  Fighting; or

  (e)  Creating a noxious and offensive odor;

  (2)  He is in a public place or on private property of another without consent and purposely causes inconvenience to another person or persons by unreasonably and physically obstructing:

  (a)  Vehicular or pedestrian traffic; or

  (b)  The free ingress or egress to or from a public or private place.

  2.  Peace disturbance is a class B misdemeanor upon the first conviction.  Upon a second or subsequent conviction, peace disturbance is a class A misdemeanor.  Upon a third or subsequent conviction, a person shall be sentenced to pay a fine of no less than one thousand dollars and no more than five thousand dollars.


(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 1984 S.B. 602, A.L. 1993 S.B. 180)

*This section was amended by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17.  Due to the delayed effective date, both versions of this section are printed here.

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