Unlawful entry of subway summons

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IronSkadden
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Unlawful entry of subway summons

Postby IronSkadden » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:52 pm

Hi there,

I just received an unlawful entry of subway summons. I wasn't thinking and followed the person in front of me through an emergency door. Cops immediately gave me the summons. It was not my intention to skip the fare. I own an unlimited Metrocard (i.e., I don't need to hop the turnstile).

1) How badly will disclosing this impact my fall 2011 application?

2) Should I contest the summons in court (on the grounds I own an unlimited Metrocard and should have unlimited monthly access to the metro)?

Thanks for your time and insight,

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Re: Unlawful entry of subway summons

Postby BlueDiamond » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:53 pm

c'mon

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Re: Unlawful entry of subway summons

Postby PriOSky » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:55 pm

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Re: Unlawful entry of subway summons

Postby loblaw » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:56 pm

Bring unlimited metro card to court as exhibit A.

In DC, evading metro fair is a misdemeanor. I don't know what is in NY or wherever you are, but you should probably disclose and not worry about it because nobody cares.

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Re: Unlawful entry of subway summons

Postby geoduck » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:57 pm

1) Disclose and nobody'll care. You are fine for admissions.

2) I cannot give legal advice, as is the case with most people on this forum. But if you go to court, you might have to write a little note about it depending on the school. I had to write about my traffic court appearance for University of Minnesota and Lewis and Clark. That's not necessarily a bad thing though. It's another place that you can attempt to influence the adcomms.
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Re: Unlawful entry of subway summons

Postby txadv11 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:57 pm

IronSkadden wrote:
1) How badly will disclosing this impact my fall 2011 application?

It shouldn't.
IronSkadden wrote:
2) Should I contest the summons in court (on the grounds I own an unlimited Metrocard and should have unlimited monthly access to the metro)?

Go for it. Why not?

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Re: Unlawful entry of subway summons

Postby Mick Haller » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:08 pm

just own up to it and nobody will care. start making excuses, and eyebrows will be raised.

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Re: Unlawful entry of subway summons

Postby predent/prelaw » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:34 pm

Mick Haller wrote:just own up to it and nobody will care. start making excuses, and eyebrows will be raised.


public defender material right there

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Re: Unlawful entry of subway summons

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:38 pm

loblaw wrote:Bring unlimited metro card to court as exhibit A.

In DC, evading metro fair is a misdemeanor. I don't know what is in NY or wherever you are, but you should probably disclose and not worry about it because nobody cares.


Shit, I dropped my farecard like a noob one time and the metro employee told me to just go on and not worry about it

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Re: Unlawful entry of subway summons

Postby sarahh » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:38 pm

I got a fare evasion charge on the Muni a few years ago. I paid, but I just moved to the area and did not know that the turnstile issued a receipt that I needed to take. I disclosed it in all my applications, and I don't think it hurt me at all. I only got one rejection, and I think that Stanford probably rejected me because of my 3.62 GPA, not because they think I am a criminal.

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Re: Unlawful entry of subway summons

Postby clone22 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:44 pm

arguably one of the most minor offenses you can commit. No one will care, include that bit about the unlimited metro rides for added lulz for adcomms

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Re: Unlawful entry of subway summons

Postby Calbah » Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:53 pm

Those charged with fare evasion as a civil infraction, does it show on background checks?

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Re: Unlawful entry of subway summons

Postby LurkerShirker » Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:03 pm

Did you show the cop the unlimited fare metrocard at the time? What did he say?

Does the summons classify it as a violation or a misdemeanor?

If it is a misdemeanor, I would probably contest it just so you can try to avoid having a record of any kind. If you can show you had an unlimited fare metrocard, but of course be prepared to prove that it was yours and you did not simply buy one after the fact or borrow it from someone else. If you paid by credit card bring a receipt showing you paid for it on a given date.

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Re: Unlawful entry of subway summons

Postby lymenheimer » Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:38 pm

LurkerShirker wrote:Did you show the cop the unlimited fare metrocard at the time? What did he say?

Does the summons classify it as a violation or a misdemeanor?

If it is a misdemeanor, I would probably contest it just so you can try to avoid having a record of any kind. If you can show you had an unlimited fare metrocard, but of course be prepared to prove that it was yours and you did not simply buy one after the fact or borrow it from someone else. If you paid by credit card bring a receipt showing you paid for it on a given date.


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Re: Unlawful entry of subway summons

Postby Companion Cube » Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:46 pm

lymenheimer wrote:
LurkerShirker wrote:Did you show the cop the unlimited fare metrocard at the time? What did he say?

Does the summons classify it as a violation or a misdemeanor?

If it is a misdemeanor, I would probably contest it just so you can try to avoid having a record of any kind. If you can show you had an unlimited fare metrocard, but of course be prepared to prove that it was yours and you did not simply buy one after the fact or borrow it from someone else. If you paid by credit card bring a receipt showing you paid for it on a given date.


Date Check


It even says "fall 2011" in the op lol




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