Washington Failure to Disperse Attorney
Have you been charged with Failure to Disperse? Do not face this charge alone!
In Washington, if you are found guilty of failure to disperse, it can come with a hefty fine, potential jail time, and a record that could follow you. Do not face these charges without legal representation. Call Weber Law today!
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Washington Failure to Disperse Charges and Penalties
What is Failure to Disperse mean?
A person is guilty of failure to disperse if he or she congregates with a group of three or more other persons and there are acts of conduct within that group which create a substantial risk of causing injury to any person, or substantial harm to property, and the person refuses to disperse when ordered to do so by a peace officer or other public servant engaged in enforcing or executing the law.
If you are in a group of people and the group is not a lawful assembly and a police officer asks you to leave that area or that group of people and you do not, then you could be charged with failure to disperse.
What is the Punishment?
Failure to disperse is a misdemeanor.
A misdemeanor is punishable by imprisonment for up to ninety days, or a fine of up to $1,000.00, or both.
How is Failure to Disperse different from Failure to Stop at a Command of a Law Enforcement Officer?
It is unlawful to willfully fail or refuse to comply with a lawful order, signal, or direction of a police officer when that police officer is in uniform and is performing duties pursuant to their post. This is when an officer commands you to stop so they can talk to you, not when
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Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights. It is important to know those rights and make sure that they were not violated in any way when you were arrested or charged. Without extensive knowledge of your rights when it comes to police searches, Miranda rights, and your rights when it comes to arrest, it is extremely difficult to get a dismissal or reduction of your charges. Do not try and fight these charges on your own, Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on a failure to disperse charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Seattle and the surrounding areas.
What should you do if you have been charged with Failure to Disperse, and how can Weber Law help?
It can be nerve wracking to have pending criminal charges; do not face them alone. Let Weber Law take the stress and worry out of having to face the court room. There are ways to fight the charge of failure to disperse, such as being there lawfully or not trying to disturb the peace. It is important to have legal counsel who is confident in fighting these charges and getting the charges dropped or lowered. If you or someone you know have been charged with failure to disperse in the State of Washington, contact Weber Law today.
WA ST § 9A.84.020, Failure to Disperse
WA ST § 9A.20.021, Maximum sentences for crimes committed July 1, 1984, and after
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