If you or a loved one is charge with a failure to disperse charge (N.J.S.A. 2C:33-1(b)) in Bergen County, then the possibility of a criminal record as well as jail time can result if a conviction is obtained. As you will see below, a failure to disperse charge can have a lasting impact on your future if you plead guilty or are convicted of this charge. At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we are a criminal defense law firm that has the man-power, experience, knowledge, and credentials to help you or a loved one with this charge. At our law firm we have:

  • Over two-hundred (200) years of combined experience
  • A team of ten (10) criminal defense attorneys that devote their entire practice to criminal law
  • Our firm has seven (7) former prosecutors
    • Three (3) of our attorneys were former assistant county prosecutors and held directorial positions of the Drug, Gang, and Gun Task Force, Major Crimes Division, Trial Division, Juvenile Division
    • Three (3) attorneys that were former municipal prosecutors
  • Two (2) of our lawyers was recently selected to Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2021 list for criminal defense here in New Jersey which is a highly credentialed, peer-influenced, third-party validated, and a patented process that selects only 2.5% of the attorneys in New Jersey to this list
  • One (1) of our attorneys is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney, a distinction held by less than 1% of attorneys in this State
  • Selected to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and Top 40 Under 40

A failure to disperse charge, N.J.S.A. 2C:33-1(b), can have a lasting impact on your life and career . If you or your loved one is facing a failure to disperse charge here in Bergen County, then please call one of our offices for a free consultation at 201-201-0086, we’re available 24/7.

Hackensack Failure to Disperse Attorneys

In order to be convicted of a failure to disperse charge, 2C:33-1(b), the prosecutor will have to prove the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

  • where five or more persons are participating in a course of disorderly conduct as outlined under 2C:33-2(a); AND
  • a peace officer or other public servant engaged in executing or enforcing the law orders the participants and others in the immediate vicinity to disperse; AND
  • he/she refuses or knowingly fails to obey such an order

What are the Penalties?

A failing to disperse charge is a misdemeanor (disorderly persons offense). If convicted, or if one pleads guilty to this charge, they may face up to six months in the Bergen County Jail, and up to a $1000 fine.

Fair Lawn Failure to Disperse Law Firm

The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is an experienced Criminal Defense Law Firm. If you or someone you know has been charged with failing to disperse in towns like Hackensack, Fort Lee, Elmwood Park, Teaneck, WestwoodFairview, Cliffside Park, Paramus, River EdgeMontvale or elsewhere in Bergen County we can help. If you have any further questions please contact any one of our Bergen County Offices for a free initial consultation with any one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys at 201-201-0086, we’re available 24/7.