English version

breach of the peace

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbreach of the peacebreach of the peaceSCL British English the crime of making too much noise or fighting in a public place He was arrested and charged with breach of the peace. breach
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breach of the peaceNovinpoor admitted conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace and was bound over.To begin with, there was no evidence from either of the policemen concerned that he feared a breach of the peace.What factors may the policeman take into account in deciding whether or not a breach of the peace is likely?Sometimes, the prospect of a breach of the peace may form the basis of pre-planned preventive action.It must also be remembered that the fundamental duty imposed on the police is to prevent a breach of the peace.
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