Disturbing The Peace Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Disturbing The Peace, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Disturbing The Peace?

n. The unsettling of proper order by creating loud noise by fighting or conducting other unsocial behavior that upsets people. Punishable by either a fine or brief term in jail, disturbing the peace is considered a misdemeanor.