Inciting a Riot

21 November 2011

Inciting a Riot – California Penal Code 404.6(a)

Being charged with inciting a riot is a misdemeanor in California.  A misdemeanor will go on your criminal record.  If convicted, you can be sentenced to jail for up to one year and be charged with a fine of up to $1,000.00.

A requirement for the prosecution to prove this charge is that the actions you committed were to encourage some type of violent act given the circumstances.

A riot is defined as two or more people, acting together and without legal authority, disturbing the public peace by using force or violence or by threatening to use force or violence with the immediate ability to carry out those threats.

However, the prosecutors don’t have the burden of proving that a riot actually occurred, they just need to prove that you tried to incite a riot.

If you are charged with inciting a riot, consult with a Los Angeles Disturbing the Peace Lawyer.  At the Law Offices of Nam Q. Doan, I can fight to dismiss yoru case and keep you out of jail.  Call today at (714) 248-DOAN (3626) and visit for more information.


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