The Grove City disorderly conduct law states that: “No person shall recklessly cause inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm to another, by doing any of the following:”
- “making unreasonable noise” or “unwarranted and grossly abusive language”;
- insulting or taunting someone to invoke a violent response;
- Hindering or preventing the movement of persons on a public street;
- Creating a condition that is physically offensive to persons or that presents a risk of physical harm to persons or property, by any act that serves no lawful and reasonable purpose of the offender.
The Grove City disorderly conduct law further says that while intoxicated, it is unlawful to “engage in conduct likely to be offensive or to cause inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm to persons of ordinary sensibilities, which conduct the offender, if he or she were not intoxicated, should know is likely to have such effect on others.”
Disorderly conduct in Grove City is a minor misdemeanor in most cases. However, it is a fourth degree misdemeanor (carrying up to 30 days in jail) if the offender “persists in disorderly conduct after reasonable warning or request to desist,” if it is “in the vicinity of a school or in a school safety zone,” or if the offense is “committed in the presence of any law enforcement officer.”