breach of the peace

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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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(35) The appellate court noted that "[i]f the speeding was not a breach of the peace, defendant's arrest was illegal." (36) Although the court acknowledged errors in the trial court's conclusions of law, the court refused to overturn the conviction because "in Georgia, a conviction could not be avoided simply because of the illegality of the arrest." (37)
Despite its importance as the sole statutory limitation on self-help repossession, the UCC does not define "breach of the peace" or explain how one can avoid doing so during a repossession.
Wilson, who has three previous convictions for breach of the peace, told the court he had written a letter of apology to the Celtic boss.
Fellow Midlander Ashley Hughes, 19, from Birmingham, also faced malicious damage and breach of the peace charges, which he also denied, and was acquitted too.
Fusiliers Damien Heywood, 27, Andy Evans, 21, and Dean Rushton, 21, all from Manchester, Gary Farrell, 23, from Newcastle, Christopher Wenham, 19, from London, and Ashley Hughes, 19, from Birmingham, were all acquitted of malicious damage and breach of the peace.
Harrison's co-accused Christopher Lennon, 21, who appeared with him in the dock, faces a single breach of the peace charge on the same date.
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.
The act bans the incitement of genocide or hatred (by communicating statements in a public place which may lead to a breach of the peace) against an "identifiable group" defined by colour, religion, ethnic origin and now, sexual orientation.
Atwater argues that the justices should look to the common law standard that prevailed when the amendment was drafted, which held that police may not arrest people for misdemeanors without a warrant unless a "breach of the peace" has been or is about to be committed.
The defendants - Hameed Afesomu, Thomson Samuel, Akeem Player and Dare Abiodunm - aged 16, 15, 14 and 13 respectively, are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and breach of the peace.
The man, Jack Docherty, of Glasgow, appeared at the city's sheriff court charged with three assaults and a breach of the peace but made no plea.
The man was also reported to the procurator fiscal for two alleged assaults, breach of the peace, two assaults on police and resisting arrest.