Subway Offenses

Subway Offense Desk Appearance Ticket Defense Lawyer

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):

  • 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
  • Restitution
  • Reparation
  • Community service
  • DNA Sample
  • Immigration consequences
  • Civil penalties

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