The listed Disturbing the Peace charge below is an offense prosecuted in Baton Rouge City Court. It is a misdemeanor offense. Felonies are prosecuted in District Court. Mr. Barkemeyer is skilled and experienced at handling misdemeanors is Baton Rouge City Court. Contact him at (225) 964-6720 if you or someone you know has a criminal charge in City Court.
Disturbing the peace is the doing of any of the following in such a manner as would foreseeably disturb or alarm the public:
Engaging in a fistic encounter; or
Addressing any offensive, derisive or annoying words to any other person who is lawfully in any street, or other public place; or call him by any offensive or derisive name, or make any noise or exclamation in his presence and hearing with the intent to deride, offend, or annoy him, or to prevent him from pursuing his lawful business, occupation or duty; or
Appearing in an intoxicated condition; or
Engaging in any act in a violent and tumultuous manner by any three (3) or more persons; or
Holding of an unlawful assembly; or
Interruption of any lawful assembly of people.
Whoever commits the crime of disturbing the peace shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) or imprisoned for not more than ninety (90) days, or both.
(City Code 1951, Title 13, § 50; Ord. No. 10199, § 1, 3-8-95)
State law reference— Similar provisions, R.S. 14:103.