Laws regarding disorderly conduct or disturbing the peace are common throughout all 50 states. They are usually enacted for the purpose of protecting the health, safety, and welfare of citizens in public places. However, Alaska has several offenses where disorderly conduct can occur in a private place as well. This is a quick summary of disorderly conduct laws in Alaska.
Disorderly Conduct Laws In Alaska
Alaska's disorderly conduct laws encompass offenses from unreasonably loud noises intended to disturb the peace to the exposure of one's buttock to an unsuspecting person on the street. Some offenses, like engaging in a fight, can occur in private as well as public places. All disorderly conduct offenses are considered Class B Misdemeanors in the state.
The following tables outlines the specifics of Alaska's disorderly conduct law.
Unreasonably Loud Noise
In order to determine whether a noise is unreasonably loud, the time and place, the nature and the purpose, and the reasonableness of the conduct will be examined. Noise, however, does not include any constitutionally protected speech.
If you have been charged with disorderly conduct, or would like legal assistance regarding a public peace matter, you can contact an Alaska criminal defense attorney through FindLaw. Visit FindLaw's sections on Disorderly Conduct and Public Safety Violations for more articles and information on this topic.
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