People v. Taveres – Case Brief Summary (New York)

In People v. Taveres (24 Misc 3d 1243[A], 901 NYS2d 902, 2009 NY Slip Op 51863[U] [Crim Ct, NY County 2009], the court upheld the facial sufficiency of an accusatory instrument which charged the defendant with Penal Law §§ 221.05 and 240.20 (5).

According to the complaint, the defendant was observed screaming and found "that the defendant's conduct actually created public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm is demonstrated by the fact that three people were compelled to walk around the defendant as he was running and screaming, presumably in order to avoid him."