1.  A person commits the offense of peace disturbance if he or she:

 (1)  Unreasonably and knowingly disturbs or alarms another person or persons by:

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 574.010

  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Private property: any place which at the time of the offense is not open to the public. See Missouri Laws 574.005
  • Public place: any place which at the time of the offense is open to the public. See Missouri Laws 574.005

 (a)  Loud noise; or

 (b)  Offensive language addressed in a face-to-face manner to a specific individual and uttered under circumstances which are likely to produce an immediate violent response from a reasonable recipient; or

 (c)  Threatening to commit a felonious act against any person under circumstances which are likely to cause a reasonable person to fear that such threat may be carried out; or

 (d)  Fighting; or

 (e)  Creating a noxious and offensive odor;

 (2)  Is in a public place or on private property of another without consent and purposely causes inconvenience to another person or persons by unreasonably and physically obstructing:

 (a)  Vehicular or pedestrian traffic; or

 (b)  The free ingress or egress to or from a public or private place.

 2.  The offense of peace disturbance is a class B misdemeanor upon the first conviction.  Upon a second or subsequent conviction, peace disturbance is a class A misdemeanor.  Upon a third or subsequent conviction, a person shall be sentenced to pay a fine of no less than one thousand dollars and no more than five thousand dollars.