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New Disorderly Conduct Law Includes Noise Violation

February 8, 2011
New Disorderly Conduct Law Includes Noise Violation
The new disorderly conduct law passed by the DC Council in December became effective citywide at midnight on February 1, 2011.  This includes the new "Noise at Night" violation that has been mentioned in the media.  While MPD will 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. 
Stay tuned as we get a better picture of how vigorously MPD will enforce this law and how it will ultimately affect restaurants located near residences.  For the full report, visit the DC Council Website here.
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