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Pittsburgh Breach of Peace Attorney

The city of Pittsburgh takes public safety very seriously. To that end, law enforcement officers have multiple laws at their disposal to ensure the peace is kept. When we are discussing breach of peace, commonly called crimes against the public and peace, we are talking about various offenses. The Pennsylvania code is complex, and SMT Legal is here to help when you need a breach of peace attorney in Pittsburgh. Let us get to work on helping you beat these charges.

What does breach of peace mean?

Most people think that there is actually a “breach of peace,” but that is not the case. Under Pennsylvania’s code of laws, there are many offenses that we would consider “crimes against the public and peace.” The team at SMT Legal understands each of the laws we are going to discuss here today that could be considered breach of peace offenses.


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    • Disorderly conduct – You can be charged with disorderly conduct if the police think you intended to cause alarm to the public or if you recklessly create a risk of “alarm or inconvenience, engage in fighting behavior, make an unreasonable noise, use obscene language or make an obscene gesture, or create hazardous conditions.
    • Resisting arrest – Resisting arrest, regardless of whether or not you think you committed a crime, is going to lead to (at minimum) a second-degree misdemeanor charge.
    • Giving a false report to police – You can face a second-degree misdemeanor charge if you knowingly give false information to a police officer with the intention to implicate another person of the crime that has been committed. You will face a third-degree felony if you give police information about a crime that did not actually occur.
    • Giving false identification – This can be applied if you are stopped or contacted by law enforcement and give them false information about your identity. You can face a third-degree misdemeanor in these instances.
    • Impersonating a public servant – This charge can be applied as a second-degree misdemeanor if you impersonate anyone that holds a public office, including a police officer, with the intention of coercing someone to submit to that person’s authority.
    • Terroristic threats – These charges can be applied to anyone who makes a false threat of actual or potential mass destruction. Making a threat about the existence of a weapon of mass destruction, or the placement of such, can lead to a first-degree misdemeanor charge. If the threat causes a business, transportation system, or assembly to be disrupted, you can be charged with a third-degree felony.
    How can your attorney help you through this?

    If you or someone you love is facing a breach of peace charge in Pittsburgh, you need to seek legal assistance today. At SMT Legal, our qualified and experienced criminal defense attorney will get to work on your behalf immediately. We want to make sure you are treated fairly and have a solid defense of your case. We will thoroughly investigate the facts of the case and work to get the charges against you dropped or dismissed. If you need a breach of peace attorney in Pittsburgh, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 1-888-976-2529.

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