Disturbing the Peace — Louisiana

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Louisiana Disturbing the Peace Law —  La. R.S. 14:103

Disturbing the Peace is the doing any of the following in such manner as would foreseeably disturb or alarm the public:

(1)  Engaging in a fistic encounter; or

(2)  Addressing any offensive, derisive, or annoying words to any other person who is lawfully in any street, or other public place; or call him by any offensive or derisive name, or make any noise or exclamation in his presence and hearing with the intent to deride, offend, or annoy him, or to prevent him from pursuing his lawful business, occupation, or duty; or

(3)  Appearing in an intoxicated condition; or

(4)  Engaging in any act in a violent and tumultuous manner by any three or more persons; or

(5)  Holding of an unlawful assembly; or

(6)  Interruption of any lawful assembly of people; or

(7)  Intentionally engaging in any act or any utterance, gesture, or display designed to disrupt a funeral, funeral home viewing, funeral procession, wake, memorial service, or burial of a deceased person.

(8)  Intentionally blocking, impeding, inhibiting, or in any other manner obstructing or interfering with access into or from any building or parking lot of a building in which a funeral, wake, memorial service, or burial is being conducted, or any burial plot or the parking lot of the cemetery in which a funeral, wake, memorial service, or burial is being conducted.

 

Penalties

Whoever commits the crime of disturbing the peace shall be fined not more than 100 dollars or imprisoned for not more than 90 Days, or both.

Whoever commits the crime of disturbing the peace involving a funeral shall be fined not more than $100 or imprisoned for not more than 6 months, or both.

 

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Legal Assistance

If you or a loved one has received a citation or been arrested for Disturbing the Peace in New Orleans, contact an experienced Municipal Offenses Attorney today —  Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter has defended many disturbing the peace cases in New Orleans.

 

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