Montana Code Annotated 2015

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     45-8-101. Disorderly conduct. (1) A person commits the offense of disorderly conduct if the person knowingly disturbs the peace by:
     (a) quarreling, challenging to fight, or fighting;
     (b) making loud or unusual noises;
     (c) using threatening, profane, or abusive language;
     (d) rendering vehicular or pedestrian traffic impassable;
     (e) rendering the free ingress or egress to public or private places impassable;
     (f) disturbing or disrupting any lawful assembly or public meeting;
     (g) transmitting a false report or warning of a fire or other catastrophe in a place where its occurrence would endanger human life;
     (h) creating a hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act that serves no legitimate purpose; or
     (i) transmitting a false report or warning of an impending explosion in a place where its occurrence would endanger human life.
     (2) Except as provided in subsection (3), a person convicted of the offense of disorderly conduct shall be fined an amount not to exceed $100 or be imprisoned in the county jail for a term not to exceed 10 days, or both.
     (3) A person convicted of a violation of subsection (1)(i) shall be fined an amount not to exceed $1,000 or be imprisoned in the county jail for a term not to exceed 1 year, or both.

     History: En. 94-8-101 by Sec. 1, Ch. 513, L. 1973; R.C.M. 1947, 94-8-101; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 508, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 8, Ch. 415, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 1693, Ch. 56, L. 2009; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 250, L. 2013.

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