Disturbing the Peace


Disturbing the Peace

Disturbing the peace is a misdemeanour punishable by a fine up to $150 for the first offense; for a second offense, it is punishable by a fine up to $200, or six months in a house of correction, or both a fine and imprisonment. It is governed by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 272 Section 53.

Disturbing the peace is defined as intentionally engaging in conduct which most people would find unreasonably disruptive, such as making loud and disturbing noises, throwing objects in a populated area, threatening to fight people or actually fighting people, etc; and in fact annoying or disturbing at least one person.

If you have been charged with Disturbing the Peace in Massachusetts, give us a call at 617-906-6268 to schedule a free consultation.

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