In Louisiana, any disorderly conduct that would foreseeably result in alarming or disturbing the public is considered disturbing the peace. Although this charge is a misdemeanor, a charge of any kind can be damaging in many aspects of your life, legal representation is necessary.
If you or a loved one have been charged with disturbing the peace while in the Shreveport/Bossier area, The Norris Law Group has the skill set to assist you.
Under Louisiana law, disturbing the peace includes any of the following acts:
(1) Engaging in a fistic encounter;
(2) Addressing any offensive, derisive, or annoying words to any person who is lawfully in any street, or other public place; or
A conviction for disturbing the peace typically results in a fine of no more than $100, imprisonment for no more than 90 days, or both.
If the offense was committed at a funeral proceeding, a conviction can result in a fine of no more than $500, imprisonment for no more than 6 months, or both.
If you or a loved one has been charged with disturbing the peace, do not hesitate to contact The Norris Law Group immediately. We look forward to meeting with you to review your case. Call 318-771-7000 now.