disturbing the peace
- A minor offense involving disruption of public calm and order by making loud noise, engaging in fights, or other disruptive behaviors that scare or upset others. This offense could result in a fine or a short jail term
- After they started a loud argument in the park at midnight, they were arrested for disturbing the peace.
- Playing loud, disruptive music can be viewed as disturbing the peace.
- Engaging in fights in public places might lead to charges of disturbing the peace.