DISTURBING THE PEACE

Disturbing the Peace G.L. c. 272 § 53

Undefined by section 53, the elements of disturbing the peace are found in Commonwealth v. Orlando, 371 Mass. 732 (1977):

The defendant engaged in conduct “which tends to annoy all good citizens;” and

Did in fact, annoy anyone present.

Penalty

1st offense: fine of not more than $150.00;
2nd or subsequent offense: Not more than six months committed to House of Correction and/or fine not more than $200.00.

While this crime is an only considered misdemeanor, it can leave a permanent stain on your criminal record. The good news is the elements of this crime can be difficult to prove as they are highly subjective. If you have been charged with this or any other crime, you need an experienced Attorney that will fight for your rights. I have had tremendous success in this area of my practice. Call 508 -579-8333 now for a free consolation.

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