Title 76 - Utah Criminal Code - Chapter 9 - Offenses Against Public Order and Decency - Part 9 - Prohibition of Gang Activity - Section 904 - Failure to disperse -- Penalties.

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76-9-904 Failure to disperse -- Penalties. (1)

(a) Failure to comply with an order issued under Subsection 76-9-903(1)(b) to disperse is a class B misdemeanor of failure to disperse.

(b) Any second and subsequent violation of Subsection (1)(a) is a class B misdemeanor of failure to disperse and is subject to a fine of not less than $100, unless the court finds mitigating circumstances justifying a lesser punishment and makes that finding a part of the court record.

(2) (a) A person is guilty of a class B misdemeanor of subsequent failure to disperse who:

(i) is present in a public place with or as part of a group of two or more persons, and that group includes one or more persons a peace officer reasonably believes to be a member of a criminal street gang; and

(ii) is within sight or hearing of a location where a law enforcement officer issued an order to the person to disperse under Section 76-9-903 within the prior eight hours.

(b) A violation of Subsection (2)(a) is subject to a fine of not less than $100, unless the court finds mitigating circumstances justifying a lesser punishment and makes that finding a part of the court record.

Enacted by Chapter 86, 2009 General Session