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WPIC 126.05 Failure to Disperse—Definition

11A WAPRAC WPIC 126.05Washington Practice Series TMWashington Pattern Jury Instructions--Criminal

11A Wash. Prac., Pattern Jury Instr. Crim. WPIC 126.05 (5th Ed)
Washington Practice Series TM
Washington Pattern Jury Instructions--Criminal
January 2024 Update
Washington State Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions
Part XIII. Miscellaneous Crimes
WPIC CHAPTER 126. Public Disturbance
WPIC 126.05 Failure to Disperse—Definition
A person commits the crime of failure to disperse when 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 he or she refuses or fails to disperse when ordered to do so by a peace officer or other public servant engaged in enforcing or executing the law.
Use this instruction if it will help the jury understand the charged offense or if it is necessary to define this particular offense for the jury. See the Comment to WPIC 4.24 (Definition of the Crime—Form).
Use WPIC 2.16 (Peace Officer—Definition) and WPIC 2.22 (Public Servant—Definition) with this instruction.
RCW 9A.84.020.
[Current as of September 2019.]
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