According to California Penal Code 415, Disturbing the Peace is an offense committed when someone disturbs others with loud music, fights someone, or uses offensive words in public.
The defendant may have unlawfully fought or challenged another person to a fight in a public place, or the defendant may have maliciously and unlawfully disturbed another person by loud and unreasonable noise.
Common defenses for this charge include having no criminal intent, demonstrating behavior that was constitutionally protected, and/or being falsely accused.
This offense can be charged as either an infraction or a misdemeanor. Maximum penalties for this charge include custody in a county jail for up to 90 days, fines at a maximum of $400, or both jail time and a fine.
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