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 240.21 Disruption or disturbance of a religious service, funeral, burial or memorial service

Penal (PEN)

§ 240.21 Disruption or disturbance of a religious service, funeral,

   burial or memorial service.

  A person is guilty of disruption or disturbance of a religious service, funeral, burial or memorial service when he or she makes unreasonable noise or disturbance while at a lawfully assembled religious service, funeral, burial or memorial service, or within three hundred feet thereof, with intent to cause annoyance or alarm or recklessly creating a risk thereof.

  Disruption or disturbance of a religious service, funeral, burial or memorial service is a class A misdemeanor.