Disturbance of the Peace


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Disturbance of the Peace

An offense constituting a malicious and willful intrusion upon the peace and quiet of a community or neighborhood.

The crime is usually committed by an offensive or tumultuous act, such as the making of loud or unusual noises, or quarreling in public.The term is similar in meaning to breach of the peace, however, the latter is generally a broader term, encompassing all violations of public peace and order. It can also be a form of Disorderly Conduct and is similarly punishable upon conviction by a fine, imprisonment, or both.

disturbance of the peace

n. upsetting the quiet and good order particularly through loud noise, by fighting or other unsocial behavior which frightens or upsets people. It is a misdemeanor, punishable by fine or brief term in jail.

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The so-called Religious Freedom in Public Places Act is a sweeping measure that guarantees the right to "pray individually or corporately in a private or public setting so long as such prayer does not result in disturbance of the peace or disruption of a public meeting or assembly."
The women and men arrested have been charged under articles 67 (disturbance of the peace), 68 and 77 (offences relating to public nuisance) of the Sudan Criminal Act 1991.
I do have your license plate number, should this keep occurring I will contact the police with regards to disturbance of the peace.
The party's Childhood Review urges councils to resist pressure to put up "no ball games" signs and calls on police to ensure that children letting off steam in harmless outdoor play are not treated as a public nuisance or a disturbance of the peace.
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Article 22 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations states that signatories to the treaty are ''under a special duty to take all appropriate steps'' to protect each foreign embassy at home from ''any intrusion or damage'' and to prevent ''any disturbance of the peace'' of the embassy or ''impairment of its dignity.''
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Consequently, cycle-infantry would be invaluable in cases of local disturbance of the peace, for the reason that they can be moved to the points of incipient trouble with great rapidity." The general went on to say that such troops should always dismount in the presence of a mob and immediately go on the offensive.
Additionally, it discusses the host state's "special duty" to protect the premises from "any intrusion or damage" and to "prevent any disturbance of the peace of the mission or impairment of its dignity." The premises are also, it declares, immune from "search, requisition, attachment or execution."
In a statement , the members of the Security Council recalled the fundamental principle of the inviolability of diplomatic and consular premises, and the obligations on host governments to take all appropriate steps to protect diplomatic and consular premises against any intrusion or damage, and to prevent any disturbance of the peace of these missions or impairment of their dignity.
In the statement, the Council also recalled the fundamental principle of the inviolability of diplomatic and consular premises, and the obligations on host Governments, including under the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, to take all appropriate steps to protect diplomatic and consular premises against any intrusion or damage, and to prevent any disturbance of the peace of these missions or impairment of their dignity, and to prevent any attack on diplomatic agents and consular officers.
Mulling over the situation with a lawyerfriend, I casually brought up the prospect of suing for both moral (disturbance of the peace) and physical (headaches from the loud, thumping bass) harm.