Breach Of The Peace

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Meaning of Breach Of The Peace

Disorderly, dangerous conduct disruptive of public peace . Synonymous with disturbing the peace.

Breach Of The Peace Alternative Definition

A violation of public order; the offense of disturbing the public peace. 6 Coldw. (Tenn.) 28-3. An act of public indecorum is also a breach of the peace.

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What does Breach Of The Peace mean in American Law?

The definition of Breach Of The Peace in the law of the United States, as defined by the lexicographer Arthur Leff in his legal dictionary is:

A loosely defined offense consisting of being noisy, obstreperous, or particularly annoying to passersby or agents of authority in some public place, or of inciting others so to behave. It is sometimes used as a catch-all with which to charge persons irritating policemen, and as so used runs into constitutional trouble from time to time. See vagueness.


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Breach of the peace in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of breach of the peace.


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  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Law Enforcement Agency

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English Legal System: Breach of The Peace

In the context of the English law, A Dictionary of Law provides the following legal concept of Breach of The Peace : The state that occurs when harm is done or likely to be done to a person or (in his presence) to his property, or when a person is in fear of being harmed through an *assault, *affray, or other disturbance. At common law, anyone may lawfully arrest a person for a breach of the peace committed in his presence, or when he reasonably believes that a person is about to commit or renew such a breach. To breach the peace is a crime in Scotland; elsewhere, magistrates may *bind over a person to keep the peace.

See also arrest; offences against public order.

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