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Breach of the Peace in United Kingdom

Definition of Breach of The Peace

In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Breach of The Peace : The state that occurs when harm is done or likely to be done to a person or (in his presence) to his property, or when a person is in fear of being harmed through an *assault, *affray, or other disturbance. At common law, anyone may lawfully arrest a person for a breach of the peace committed in his presence, or when he reasonably believes that a person is about to commit or renew such a breach. To breach the peace is a crime in Scotland; elsewhere, magistrates may *bind over a person to keep the peace.

See also arrest; offences against public order.

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  • Article Name: Breach of the Peace
  • Author: Agostino Von Hassell
  • Description: Definition of Breach of The Peace In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Breach of The [...]

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