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New York Consolidated Laws, Penal Law - PEN § 240.20 Disorderly conduct

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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.

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