breach of the peace

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Synonyms for breach of the peace

any act of molesting, interrupting, hindering, agitating, or arousing from a state of repose or otherwise depriving inhabitants of the peace and quiet to which they are entitled

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Five months later he has been charged with a homophobic breach of the peace.
13) Though the breach-of-the-peace inquiry implicates several considerations, the essential question that often underlies courts' decisions regarding breach of the peace in this context is whether the repossession created an unreasonable risk of violence.
The charge against Gough, 53, said he conducted himself in a disorderly manner and committed a breach of the peace by walking naked in Cairncubie Road, close to the play park, and refusing to put on clothing or move away from the park.
A spokeswoman for Strathclyde Police said: "We can confirm a 20-year-old male has been charged in connection with an alleged sectarian breach of the peace, in relation to an incident in Ingram Street on Sunday 6 November.
But the defendant, from Edinburgh, was convicted of carrying out a breach of the peace during the game, after the jury deleted an allegation that the offence was aggravated by religious prejudice.
Squaddie Daniel Brayne, 22, from Oldbury, was one of those charged with assault, malicious damage and breach of the peace.
Fusiliers David Ramage, 21, from Manchester, and Daniel Brayne, 22, from Birmingham, were cleared of charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm along with malicious damage and breach of the peace.
He pleaded not guilty to five charges, including three alleged assaults and an alleged breach of the peace at his Cambuslang home.
He then moved to Waterloo Street in Llanelli, from his previous address in the Highlands, but has been charged with breach of the peace in a Scottish court.
The 34-year-old was detained on a charge of breach of the peace after an alleged remark he made alarmed an employee of ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne.
NAKED rambler Stephen Gough was yesterday jailed for two weeks after being found guilty of a breach of the peace while on his marathon walk the length of Britain.
A father of three smashed a police cell light in a fit of frustration after he was arrested for a breach of the peace.
One protester was arrested on suspicion of breach of the peace.
The Edinburgh shop worker was charged with breach of the peace and was told not to approach her ahead of his trial at the city's sheriff court in October.
A 22-year-old man from Manchester was arrested inside Anfield stadium on suspicion of breach of the peace.