What is a Dispersal Order in UK?

Updated on Thursday 22nd November 2018

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According to the Anti-Social Behavior Act 2003, a dispersal order is given for young criminals as part of varied groups, in order to separate them and to avoid future offences or inappropriate conducts which can be done as partners. Our criminal defence solicitors in London can offer parents complete assistance and legal support if their minors, accused of an anti-social behavior, received dispersal orders in UK. One should know that for any type of accusations, a proper legal help is necessary when dealing with the authorities.

What happens when a dispersal order is given to a young criminal?

A dispersal order is issued by the police for youngsters who have been caught with anti-social behaviors. In this case, the minor needs to separate from the group he/she takes part and leave the area where several inappropriate behaviors have been registered.  Furthermore, a dispersal order needs to be announced in the area for which is issued, with a validity of about six months. It is good to know that the parents will be noticed if an anti-social behavior or a dispersal order has been issued for their minors. In any case, considering the orders issued, it is recommended to ask for legal advice from our defence solicitors in London, who can represent the minors in front of the authorities.

The refusal of a dispersal order in UK

A dispersal order can be issued for minors who have been caught with offences like graffiti, disturbing the public order, racist remarks or bad behaviors against other people. According to the gravity of the offences, the young offenders can be punished with dispersal orders which mention that the minors need to leave the area and separate the groups they took part of. The police officer is in charge of issuing a dispersal order, and, if the minor refuses the penalty, he/she can be convicted for no more than three months or can receive a fine. This case is considered severe, and legal support can be provided by our criminal defence solicitors in London. We remind that if you have been accused of serious offences in UK and you are kept in police custody, you have the right to ask for a criminal lawyer in UK who can properly represent you in front of the authorities and who can explain your rights.

If you want to appeal a dispersal order in UK or you need to know more details in this matter, we invite you to contact our team of defence solicitors in London.