01 February, 2011

Today New Disorderly Conduct Law in Effect in D.C.

Feb 1, 2011- The new disorderly conduct law passed by the Council in December became effective citywide at midnight. This includes the new "Noise at Night" violation that has been mentioned in the media.  MPD is expected to continue to work with individuals and communities to appropriately balance the rights of each, the new law makes it clear that a person who makes an unreasonably loud noise between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. that is likely to annoy or disturb one or more other persons in their residences is violating the law and may be subject to arrest. A link to the law can be found under Council Legislation below.

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