2010 Pennsylvania Code
5503 - Disorderly conduct.

     § 5503.  Disorderly conduct.
        (a)  Offense defined.--A person is guilty of disorderly
     conduct if, with intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance
     or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof, he:
            (1)  engages in fighting or threatening, or in violent or
        tumultuous behavior;
            (2)  makes unreasonable noise;
            (3)  uses obscene language, or makes an obscene gesture;
            (4)  creates a hazardous or physically offensive
        condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose of
        the actor.
        (b)  Grading.--An offense under this section is a misdemeanor
     of the third degree if the intent of the actor is to cause
     substantial harm or serious inconvenience, or if he persists in
     disorderly conduct after reasonable warning or request to
     desist. Otherwise disorderly conduct is a summary offense.
        (c)  Definition.--As used in this section the word "public"
     means affecting or likely to affect persons in a place to which
     the public or a substantial group has access; among the places
     included are highways, transport facilities, schools, prisons,
     apartment houses, places of business or amusement, any
     neighborhood, or any premises which are open to the public.

        Cross References.  Section 5503 is referred to in sections
     3573, 8902 of Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure).

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