Public Nuisance Crimes: An Overview
Here you'll get in-depth information on the laws and penalties associated with public nuisance.
Get information on the laws and penalties for public intoxication, as well as links to the law in your state.
In an effort to keep communities running smoothly, calmly, and peacefully, states and municipalities have numerous laws that limit what people can do.
Disturbing the Peace
Disturbing the peace, also known as a breach of the peace, disorderly conduct, or by similar terms, occurs whenever someone acts in a way that disrupts the public order or disturbs the peace and tranquility of the community.
Historically, vagrancy laws were misdemeanors. Today, disorderly conduct and public intoxication are misdemeanors.
Urinating in public is illegal in every state. Learn more here.
Learn about the laws and penalties associated with obscenity.
Illegal dumping can be a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the state and on a number of other factors. Learn more.