New Hampshire Disorderly Conduct Laws
Every state has "catch-all" statutes that criminalize disorderly conduct. The specific acts that are prohibited by these statutes vary from state to state but generally address obnoxious or unruly conduct that disturbs the peace. New Hampshire's disorderly conduct law is outlined in the table below.
|New Hampshire Revised Statutes section 644:2: Disorderly Conduct|
|Disorderly conduct is a misdemeanor if the offense continues after a request by any person to desist, otherwise it is a violation.|
What is a "Public Place?"
In New Hampshire, a "public place" means any place that is open to the public or that a substantial group has access to. The term includes (but isn't limited to) public ways, sidewalks, schools, hospitals, government offices, and the lobbies or hallways of apartment buildings, dormitories, hotels, or motels.
In New Hampshire there are several other separate offenses that are closely related to the crime of disorderly conduct. For example, it is a crime to riot, protest at a funeral, or to cause false public alarm.
State laws change frequently. For case specific information regarding New Hampshire's disorderly conduct laws contact a local criminal defense lawyer.
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