Disturbing the peace is a criminal offense that is broadly defined as any behavior that is disruptive or offensive to others in a public space. This can include excessive noise, public fighting, using profanity or threatening language, or engaging in other behavior that causes a disturbance. If convicted of disturbing the peace, you could face fines, probation, community service, and even jail time.
At The Law Offices of Steven K Bloom, we understand that every case is unique, and we work closely with our clients to develop a personalized strategy for their defense. We start by thoroughly investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the charges, including any witness statements, police reports, and other evidence. From there, we develop a strategy for negotiating with the prosecution, seeking a plea bargain, or taking the case to trial.
One of the key factors in a successful defense against disturbing the peace charges is demonstrating that the behavior in question did not actually rise to the level of a criminal offense. For example, if you were accused of using profanity in a public place, we may argue that your speech was protected under the First Amendment and, therefore should not be considered a criminal offense.
Alternatively, we may argue that the behavior in question was not intentionally disruptive or that it was justified under the circumstances. For example, if you were defending yourself against an attacker and your behavior was necessary to protect yourself, we may argue that your actions were justified under the law.
If you are facing disturbing the peace charges in Fullerton, California, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. The Law Offices of Steven K Bloom has the knowledge, skills, and experience to defend your rights and fight for the best possible outcome in your case. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you.