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Can any LEO tell me what is the MGL for police to charge someone with committing "Affray"

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Chapter 275:Section 14 Affray

Threats or disturbance of peace in presence of justice recognized to keep peace.
 

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Affray.--Fighting together of two or more persons in a public place to the terror of the persons lawfully there.

Chapter 275: Section 14 Affray, threats or disturbance of peace in presence of justice; recognizance to keep peace
Section 14. Whoever, in the presence of a justice named in section one or before a court of record, makes an affray, or threatens to kill or beat another, or to commit any violence or outrage against the person or property of another, or contends with hot and angry words, to the disturbance of the peace, may be ordered, without process or any other proof, to recognize to keep the peace or be of good behavior for not more than three months, and in case of refusal may be committed as provided in section five.
 

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The crime of affray is defined under MGL c. 277, sec. 39 as fighting of two or more people in a public place to the terror of those present. This crime is arrestable in an officer's presence and there is a breach of the peace. This is a common law crime. The penalty for it can be found under MGL c. 279, sec. 5.
 

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GMAN said:
The crime of affray is defined under MGL c. 277, sec. 39 as fighting of two or more people in a public place to the terror of those present. This crime is arrestable in an officer's presence and there is a breach of the peace. This is a common law crime. The penalty for it can be found under MGL c. 279, sec. 5.
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