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Failure to disperse in Washington State

In Washington State a misdemeanor Failure to disperse offense can have a maximum sentence of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.  If you are convicted of Failure to disperse you could be facing jail time and trouble securing employment in the future.

Often times Failure to disperse are prosecuted in city courts with differing procedures and penalties. A misdemeanor charge may sounds relatively harmless, but it can have a long-lasting impact on your ability to obtain housing, find employment and attend institutions of higher education. Additionally, even mischief related crimes like Failure to disperse create significant barriers to employment for many people.

For many people charged with Failure to disperse this is the first time they have been on the wrong side of the law. Additionally, many are juveniles and have a bright future ahead of them.

Below I have listed the Washington State Law for Failure to disperse:

RCW 9A.84.020 Failure to disperse


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