A more serious crime than Disturbing a Meeting, the charge of Disturbing a Religious Meeting may be filed against a person who intentionally disturbs or disquiets any assemblage of people met for religious worship. Prohibited activities include profane discourse, rude or indecent behavior, or by any unnecessary noise, either within the place where the meeting is held, or so near it as to disturb the order and solemnity of the meeting.
What does the prosecutor have to prove?
1. Defendant disturbed an assemblage of people with profane discourse, rude or indecent behavior or unnecessary noise;
2. Those people have come together for religious worship at a tax-exempt place of worship; and
3. Defendant created the disturbance intentionally.
Misdemeanor: 0-364 days