An offence under section 2 Public Order Act 1986 is triable either summarily at the Magistrates Court or on indictment at the Crown Court. The maximum penalty on conviction on indictment is five years’ imprisonment.
To be convicted of a violent disorder the prosecution must prove that three or more persons present together used or threatened unlawful violence so that the conduct of them (taken together) would cause a person of reasonable firmness present at the scene to fear for his or her personal safety.
The offence may be committed in a public or private place.
Examples of the type of conduct which may amount to violent disorder include:
If you are facing an allegation of violent disorder, then it is essential that you take immediate legal advice from one of our expert Solicitors at SCM Law.
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