The crime of Disturbing a Meeting may be levied against a person who, without authority of law, willfully disturbs or breaks up any assembly or lawful meeting. Examples are protesters chanting at a public service commission meeting or an irate resident using obscenities to describe the potholes on his street and refusing to sit down when asked to.
What does the prosecutor have to prove?
1. Defendant acted without the authority of law.
2. Defendant willfully disturbed or broke up an assembly or meeting that was not unlawful in its character. [PC 403]
Misdemeanor: 0-180 days