46.4501 Disturbing public peace.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 46.4501]

(a) A person commits the crime of public peace disturbance if, with intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk of it, he:

(1) engages in fighting or in violent, tumultuous, or threatening behavior;

(2) makes unreasonable noise;

(3) in a public place uses abusive or obscene language, or makes an obscene gesture;

(4) without lawful authority, disturbs any lawful assembly or meeting of persons;

(5) obstructs vehicular or pedestrian traffic;

(6) congregates with other persons in a public place and refuses to comply with a lawful order of the police to disperse:

(7) creates a hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act that serves no legitimate purpose; or

(8) commits any indecent conduct upon the death of a person of rank or during a "lagi" ceremony.

(b) It is a defense to prosecution under this section that the actor had significant provocation for his conduct.

(c) Public peace disturbance is a class B misdemeanor.

History: 1979, PL 16-43 § 2.