Public disorder

In case of public disorder, you can call the number 192 and ask for the police to intervene

Public disorder misdemeanours are actions which unlawfully disturb the peace, work or normal way of life of citizens, create unrest, ill will, turmoil or interfere with citizens moving in the streets and other public places, or disrupt them in exercising their rights and duties, offend morality, disrupt the implementation of legal measures of public authorities and officials, threaten the general safety of persons and assets, offend public authorities or in some other way disrupt the public order and tranquillity, as well as the actions specified in the Act on Public Disorder Misdemeanours.

Most recorded misdemeanours

Most recorded misdemeanours include:

  • Arguments, yelling
  • Fights
  • Insolence
  • Excessive public drunkenness
  • Belittling or offending police officers
  • Unsupervised keeping of animals
  • Begging and loitering
  • Giving alcohol to persons under the influence of alcohol.
An essential element of these misdemeanours is the fact that they are usually committed in the public: in the street, in shops, hospitality establishments and other public places.

Misdemeanour proceedings

Should the police establish that a person disturbed public order and tranquillity with their behaviour, misdemeanour proceedings will be brought against this person by issuing a misdemeanour order or filing an information.

Parties injured by the misdemeanour can bring misdemeanour proceedings themselves by filing an information to the municipal court or municipal misdemeanour court which has territorial jurisdiction.

Public disorder misdemeanours are punishable by a fine or imprisonment of up to 30 days, and injunctions can also be issued against the offender in accordance with the law.