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§ 16-11-39 - Disorderly conduct

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O.C.G.A.16-11-39 (2010) 16-11-39.Disorderly conduct (a)A person commits the offense of disorderly conduct when such person commits any of the following:(1)Actsin a violent or tumultuous manner toward another person whereby suchperson is placed in reasonable fear of the safety of such person's life,limb, or health;(2)Acts in a violentor tumultuous manner toward another person whereby the property of suchperson is placed in danger of being damaged or destroyed;(3)Withoutprovocation, uses to or of another person in such other person'spresence, opprobrious or abusive words which by their very utterancetend to incite to an immediate breach of the peace, that is to say,words which as a matter of common knowledge and under ordinarycircumstances will, when used to or of another person in such otherperson's presence, naturally tend to provoke violent resentment, thatis, words commonly called "fighting words"; or(4)Withoutprovocation, uses obscene and vulgar or profane language in thepresence of or by telephone to a person under the age of 14 years whichthreatens an immediate breach of the peace.(b)Any person who commits the offense of disorderly conduct shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.(c)ThisCode section shall not be deemed or construed to affect or limit thepowers of counties or municipal corporations to adopt ordinances orresolutions prohibiting disorderly conduct within their respectivelimits.
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  • O.C.G.A. 16-11-39 (2010)
    16-11-39. Disorderly conduct


    (a) A person commits the offense of disorderly conduct when such person commits any of the following:

    (1) Acts in a violent or tumultuous manner toward another person whereby such person is placed in reasonable fear of the safety of such person's life, limb, or health;

    (2) Acts in a violent or tumultuous manner toward another person whereby the property of such person is placed in danger of being damaged or destroyed;

    (3) Without provocation, uses to or of another person in such other person's presence, opprobrious or abusive words which by their very utterance tend to incite to an immediate breach of the peace, that is to say, words which as a matter of common knowledge and under ordinary circumstances will, when used to or of another person in such other person's presence, naturally tend to provoke violent resentment, that is, words commonly called "fighting words"; or

    (4) Without provocation, uses obscene and vulgar or profane language in the presence of or by telephone to a person under the age of 14 years which threatens an immediate breach of the peace.

    (b) Any person who commits the offense of disorderly conduct shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

    (c) This Code section shall not be deemed or construed to affect or limit the powers of counties or municipal corporations to adopt ordinances or resolutions prohibiting disorderly conduct within their respective limits.

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