Carl Barkemeyer is a disturbing the peace defense lawyer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. the Peace in Louisiana is considered a misdemeanor. It is punishable by a term of jail time of up to 90 days or six months, depending on the provision the defendant is convicted. The most common form of Disturbing the Peace involves public intoxication. Another common form involves fistic encounter. Often times, the evidence used against the defendant is the officer's observations. The officer will have to testify that the accused was involved in a fistic encounter, seemed intoxicated, or another set of facts.
See a portion of the Louisiana statute below:
A. Disturbing the peace is the doing of any of the following in such manner as would foreseeably disturb or alarm the public:
(1) Engaging in a fistic encounter; or
(2) Addressing any offensive, derisive, or annoying words to any other person who is lawfully in any street, or other public place; or call him by any offensive or derisive name, or make any noise or exclamation in his presence and hearing with the intent to deride, offend, or annoy him, or to prevent him from pursuing his lawful business, occupation, or duty; or
(3) Appearing in an intoxicated condition; or
(4) Engaging in any act in a violent and tumultuous manner by any three or more persons; or
(5) Holding of an unlawful assembly; or
(6) Interruption of any lawful assembly of people; or
(7) Intentionally engaging in any act or any utterance, gesture, or display designed to disrupt a funeral, funeral home viewing, funeral procession, wake, memorial service, or burial of a deceased person.
(8) Intentionally blocking, impeding, inhibiting, or in any other manner obstructing or interfering with access into or from any building or parking lot of a building in which a funeral, wake, memorial service, or burial is being conducted, or any burial plot or the parking lot of the cemetery in which a funeral, wake, memorial service, or burial is being conducted.
Carl Barkemeyer has a great deal of experience handling these types of charges. He will protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome. Disturbing the Peace is an offense that will remain on your record if not handled appropriately.
Contact Baton Rouge Disturbing the Peace Lawyer Carl Barkemeyer at (225) 964-6720 to discuss representation.