Are violation in NY criminal?

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HyeMart
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Are violation in NY criminal?

Postby HyeMart » Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:35 am

are violations (not traffic) in NY criminal? How do you know?

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Re: Are violation in NY criminal?

Postby 03121202698008 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:01 am

Are they charged under the criminal code? Are they classified in the criminal code as misdemeanors? Some violations may be criminal, some may not.

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Re: Are violation in NY criminal?

Postby bigeast03 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:14 am

Crimes in the NY penal code are defined as misdemeanors and felonies, so a violation is not a "crime". However, a violation hearing is considered a criminal proceeding.

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Re: Are violation in NY criminal?

Postby HyeMart » Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:09 pm

Do you know a specific section or something that says this? I havn't been able to find anything in ny penal code that says a violation is not a crime. the inclusion of offenses that are violations grouped with misdemeanors implies the opposite to me

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Re: Are violation in NY criminal?

Postby newyorker88 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:28 pm

Violations are not crimes in NY. I worked at a NYC DA's office and am from NY.




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