Disturbing the Peace

Disturbing the peace is crime that can most easily be described as being unreasonably disorderly. Disturbing the peace is usually charged as disorderly conduct, which is a misdemeanor, meaning that a conviction of this crime can potentially result in jail time and a small fine. A misdemeanor can even cost a person certain privileges, such as their driver’s license.

If you or someone you know has been charged with disturbing the peace or disorderly conduct, an experienced Dallas criminal attorney of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter can help you defend your rights. Contact our offices today at (214) 845-7007 to discuss your situation.

What is Disturbing the Peace?

Disturbing the peace is generally defined as conducting yourself in a way that unreasonably disrupts the overall peace and quiet. There are many types of disorderly conduct that could count as disturbing the peace, such as yelling for extended periods of time in the middle of the night or playing loud music after being asked to stop.

More serious violations include inciting fights and holding unlawful assemblies in public. Additionally, allowing your dog to bark for hours without stopping also counts as disturbing the peace. While this crime may not seem to be a serious criminal offense, it can still harm a person’s reputation and future prospects.

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If you have been charged with disturbing the peace, you need an attorney who is unafraid to help you with these accusations. Contact the knowledgeable Dallas criminal lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 to learn more about your legal options.


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