New York City Criminal Defense Attorney - Subway Offenses
If you or a loved one has been issued a Desk Appearance Ticket for a subway
related offense in New York City, then contact New York City Criminal
Defense Lawyer Lance L. Fletcher as soon as possible. Without proper legal
representation, you may face a permanent criminal record for theft, staggering
fines, immigration consequences, and even incarceration.
As a New Yorker, you are probably used to a crowded and chaotic subway
system. In 2009, the New York City subway delivered over 1.5 billion rides.
Service on this scale is extremely expensive. Because fare hikes are politically
unpopular, they are a last resort. Instead, the MTA uses the NYPD to vigorously
patrol the subway looking for fare evaders. With millions of riders per
day, the NYPD routinely makes mistakes in determining whether fare evasion
has occurred or when trying to identify the evader. If you have been charged
with fare evasion or any subway offense, don't go to court alone.
Contact New York City Criminal Defense Lawyer Lance L. Fletcher for a consultation.
Common subway Desk Appearance Ticket offenses:
- P.L. 165.15 - Theft of Services
- P.L. 155.25 - Petit Larceny
- P.L. 140.05 / 140.10 - Trespassing
- Walking between train cars
- P.L. 240.20 - Disorderly conduct
Many subway offenses are misdemeanors which are punishable by up to one
year in jail.
Contact New York City Criminal Defense Attorney Lance L. Fletcher as soon
as possible if you or someone you know has been issued a Desk Appearance
Ticket for a subway offense. His office takes immediate action to see
if your charges can be dismissed or substantially reduced. Mr. Fletcher,
a former prosecutor, will thoroughly evaluate your case and will conduct
an independent investigation. Contact us immediately if you have been
issued a desk appearance ticket for any subway offense.
Possible penalties for misdemeanors (even for a first arrest):
- Community service
- DNA Sample
- Immigration consequences
- Civil penalties
- Jail - up to 1 year (P.L. 60.01)
- Probation - 3 years
- Jail and probation
- Interim probation supervision
- A permanent criminal record
- A fine of up to $1,000