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Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Chapter 019 : BREACH OF THE PEACE; DISTURBANCES

Subchapter 004 : OTHER DISTURBANCES OF THE PEACE

(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 1026)
  • § 1026. Disorderly conduct

    (a) A person is guilty of disorderly conduct if he or she, with intent to cause public inconvenience or annoyance, or recklessly creates a risk thereof:

    (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;

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

    (5) obstructs vehicular or pedestrian traffic.

    (b) A person who is convicted of disorderly conduct shall be imprisoned for not more than 60 days or fined not more than $500.00, or both. A person who is convicted of a second or subsequent offense under this section shall be imprisoned for not more than 120 days or fined not more than $1,000.00, or both. (Amended 1971, No. 222 (Adj. Sess.), § 5, eff. April 5, 1972; 2013, No. 150 (Adj. Sess.), § 3.)