Disturbing The Peace
Disturbing the peace is a misdemeanor or infraction-level crime that can best be described as causing a loud or obnoxious disturbance that is upsetting to the people around you. It can also describe behavior consistent with picking a fight or being generally offensive. This charge is considered to be relatively minor in nature and can sometimes be offered in a plea bargain as a lesser offense to assault, battery or criminal threats. It is intentionally broad so that it can encompass a wide range of activities.
The experienced Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers at Ernenwein & Mathes, LLP, have over 60 combined years of experience defending persons accused of disturbing the peace. Robert Ernenwein is a former Los Angeles deputy district attorney and is certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He has been selected for inclusion in California Super Lawyers for several years and has appeared as a legal analyst on multiple cable news programs, including Fox News.