Colorado Revised Statutes Title 18 Criminal Code § 18-9-106 Disorderly conduct




(1) A person commits disorderly conduct if he or she intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly:

(a) Makes a coarse and obviously offensive utterance, gesture, or display in a public place and the utterance, gesture, or display tends to incite an immediate breach of the peace;  or

(b) Deleted by Laws 2000, Ch. 171, § 39, eff. July 1, 2000.

(c) Makes unreasonable noise in a public place or near a private residence that he has no right to occupy;  or

(d) Fights with another in a public place except in an amateur or professional contest of athletic skill;  or

(e) Not being a peace officer, discharges a firearm in a public place except when engaged in lawful target practice or hunting or the ritual discharge of blank ammunition cartridges as an attendee at a funeral for a deceased person who was a veteran of the armed forces of the United States;  or

(f) Not being a peace officer, displays a deadly weapon, displays any article used or fashioned in a manner to cause a person to reasonably believe that the article is a deadly weapon, or represents verbally or otherwise that he or she is armed with a deadly weapon in a public place in a manner calculated to alarm.

(2) Repealed by Laws 2006, Ch. 308, § 21, eff. June 1, 2006.

(3)(a) An offense under paragraph (a) or (c) of subsection (1) of this section is a class 1 petty offense;  except that, if the offense is committed with intent to disrupt, impair, or interfere with a funeral, or with intent to cause severe emotional distress to a person attending a funeral, it is a class 2 misdemeanor.

(b) An offense under paragraph (d) of subsection (1) of this section is a class 3 misdemeanor.

(c) An offense under paragraph (e) or (f) of subsection (1) of this section is a class 2 misdemeanor.


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