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Disturbing the Peace in Los Angeles

Have You Been Charged with Disturbing the Peace in Los Angeles?

Disturbing the peace is misdemeanor and is in violation of Penal Code 415 PC. Often a person accused with causing a disturbance is unaware that his actions harmed the civil rights of another. If you have been charged with disturbing the peace, it is important that you immediately contact a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer who can aggressively protect your rights and defend you against a disturbance violation. The legal team at Tyler & Wilson provides high quality and aggressive defense and has successfully represented individuals charged with violating disturbing the peace laws.

About Disturbing the Peace

A charge of disturbing the peace can result in a misdemeanor charge with up to 90 days in jail and a fine of up to $400. If an accused individual has any prior convictions then the penalties may be increased. Laws enacted in the 1800's were to protect citizens from loud and unwanted disturbances such as loud music or fights. Approximately thirty years ago added into the law was the use of offensive words. The following constitutes a disturbing the peace offense:

  • Loud and unreasonable noise
  • Using offensive words which would provoke a violent response

A key aspect to the violation is that it must have occurred in a public place. This particular violation is difficult to prove in a court of law because there must a clear willful and unlawful intention to provoke a fight or confrontation in a public location. Each disturbing the peace case is individual with its own set of circumstances. It is strongly advised that you seek legal counsel from the firm if your have been charged with a violation of the law. A prosecutor must prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. The defense attorney from the firm has the knowledge and experience to defend you by reviewing all of the evidence, gathering all of the facts of the case, and aggressively challenging it in a court of law. Contact the firm today to discuss the case and what can be done to fight to avoid conviction.

Contact a Los Angeles disturbing the peace defense attorney today.

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