1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Penal
  4. Part 3: Specific Offenses
  5. Title N: Offenses Against Public Order, Public Sensibilities and the Right to Privacy
  6. Article 240: Offenses Against Public Order


Section 240.20 Disorderly conduct

Penal (PEN)

  A person is guilty of disorderly conduct when, with intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof:

  1. He engages in fighting or in violent, tumultuous or threatening behavior; or

  2. He makes unreasonable noise; or

  3. In a public place, he uses abusive or obscene language, or makes an obscene gesture; or

  4. Without lawful authority, he disturbs any lawful assembly or meeting of persons; or

  5. He obstructs vehicular or pedestrian traffic; or

  6. He congregates with other persons in a public place and refuses to comply with a lawful order of the police to disperse; or

  7. He creates a hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose.

  Disorderly conduct is a violation.