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Disturbing the Peace in Las Vegas

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Disturbing the peace and disorderly conduct are offenses that are closely related, though the latter can be more narrowly defined as acting in a way that is considered disruptive without posing a serious threat to the public. For example, being drunk in public is generally a crime and falls under the umbrella of disorderly conduct. Disturbing the peace, on the other hand, has a less narrow definition and encompasses behavior that is purposefully malicious or leads to fighting.

If you are facing charges for disturbing the peace or disorderly conduct, it is crucial that hire a skilled criminal defense attorney to fight for your rights. At Ferris Law in Las Vegas, our knowledgeable criminal defense team is dedicated to defending the rights of every individual who seeks our help.

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What Constitutes Disturbing the Peace?

Generally, any behavior that could cause a public disruption constitutes disturbing the peace. Some examples include:

  • Fighting or provoking a fight in public
  • Using language that could incite violence
  • Purposely annoying hotel guests by loudly knocking on doors
  • Playing loud music well into the evening
  • Organizing and holding an unlawful public assembly

These actions alone are often not enough for courts to determine guilt and, oftentimes, several other factors are taken into consideration, including the time and place, the words that were spoken, the person’s actions, and the person who was touched or spoken to.

The Penalties for Disturbing the Peace

If you are convicted of disturbing the peace, it will be treated as a misdemeanor and is punishable by as much as 6 months in jail, a fine of up to $1,000 in addition to court administration fees, community service, or a combination of all three. However, first-time offenders are generally able to avoid jail time, and it is also possible to even avoid a conviction in many instances depending on the specific details of the case. For the best possible results, it is important to have a skilled legal advocate on your side.

Hire a Knowledgeable Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney Today!

If you were charged with disturbing the peace or disorderly conduct, it is crucial that you obtain skilled legal counsel as soon as possible to ensure your rights and future are protected. At Ferris Law in Las Vegas, our knowledgeable criminal defense team is dedicated to providing personalized service and aggressive legal representation to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

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