Summons. Help Please :)

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Summons. Help Please :)

Postby Qwerty12345 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:18 pm

Hey,

I got a pink summons for walking in Central Park after 1:00 am. I had no idea it was prohibited.
They told me I had to go to court in 2 weeks. In how much trouble am I ? What should I do ?
I'm an international student. How will this affect my application ?

Thanks

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Grizz
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Postby Grizz » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:20 pm

Get an actual lawyer.

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Postby rman1201 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:21 pm

Felony Trespass... I'd advise pursuing other career options, you wont be able to pass the C&F Bar

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Postby joebloe » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:23 pm

rad law wrote:Get an actual lawyer.

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Postby r6_philly » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:53 pm

Look up the section being charged with (checked on the summons), if it is a misdemeanor or felony, then go see a lawyer.

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Postby MrKappus » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:59 pm

r6_philly wrote:Look up the section being charged with (checked on the summons), if it is a misdemeanor or felony, then go see a lawyer.


Hahaha...yeah, I've heard they hand out jail sentences of more than one year for walking through Central Park after 1am.

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Postby Pleasye » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:00 pm

MrKappus wrote:
r6_philly wrote:Look up the section being charged with (checked on the summons), if it is a misdemeanor or felony, then go see a lawyer.


Hahaha...yeah, I've heard they hand out jail sentences of more than one year for walking through Central Park after 1am.

I lol'd.

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Postby ran12 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:00 pm

As long as you weren't being disorderly or anything like that, you could prob get it dropped as long as your lawyer knows what he's doing.

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Postby r6_philly » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:13 pm

MrKappus wrote:
r6_philly wrote:Look up the section being charged with (checked on the summons), if it is a misdemeanor or felony, then go see a lawyer.


Hahaha...yeah, I've heard they hand out jail sentences of more than one year for walking through Central Park after 1am.


Criminal Trespass is Felony 3 in PA. You don't know the circumstances.

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Postby r6_philly » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:15 pm

ran12 wrote:As long as you weren't being disorderly or anything like that, you could prob get it dropped as long as your lawyer knows what he's doing.


You could be charged with disorderly for pretty much arguing with the cops.

BTW, I was charged with both Criminal Trespass and disorderly conduct for something very minor. Not guilty, but still had to write an addendum for it. Trust me, it was more minor than walking in a park after dark. And yes, they can charge you with a felony if you piss them off.

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Postby MrKappus » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:20 pm

r6_philly wrote:
MrKappus wrote:
r6_philly wrote:Look up the section being charged with (checked on the summons), if it is a misdemeanor or felony, then go see a lawyer.


Hahaha...yeah, I've heard they hand out jail sentences of more than one year for walking through Central Park after 1am.


Criminal Trespass is Felony 3 in PA. You don't know the circumstances.


Haha "Here's your felony summons, good citizen! Despite the fact that you are facing more than one year in jail, we will trust you to show up in court at the appointed time! Without any bond! Be on your merry way, and a good evening to you!"

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Postby r6_philly » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:22 pm

MrKappus wrote:
Haha "Here's your felony summons, good citizen! Despite the fact that you are facing more than one year in jail, we will trust you to show up in court at the appointed time! Without any bond! Be on your merry way, and a good evening to you!"


Apparently truth is stranger than fiction. Read my above post. Not only they charged me with it, they refuse to drop it. I had to go to court to be found not guilty.

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Postby ran12 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:22 pm

r6_philly wrote:
ran12 wrote:As long as you weren't being disorderly or anything like that, you could prob get it dropped as long as your lawyer knows what he's doing.


You could be charged with disorderly for pretty much arguing with the cops.

BTW, I was charged with both Criminal Trespass and disorderly conduct for something very minor. Not guilty, but still had to write an addendum for it. Trust me, it was more minor than walking in a park after dark. And yes, they can charge you with a felony if you piss them off.


That would suck for OP b/c if he does end up with a felony, law school shouldn't be his worry as much as deportation. But prob didn't do anything too bad as to lead to that.

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Postby r6_philly » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:28 pm

MrKappus wrote:
Haha "Here's your felony summons, good citizen! Despite the fact that you are facing more than one year in jail, we will trust you to show up in court at the appointed time! Without any bond! Be on your merry way, and a good evening to you!"


This is besides the point, but if you are charged with non-violent crimes in overworked cities/departments a lot of times you are released on own recognizance. No bond, just a court date.

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Re: Summons. Help Please :)

Postby retake » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:16 am

They will take you out back and rape you.

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Postby r6_philly » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:18 am

retake wrote:They will take you out back and rape you.


Dude you should stop trolling now, it wasn't very funny to begin with. Please stop.

Sincerely.

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Postby Hypo, Esq. » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:05 pm

I just wonder what's there to do at in Central Park at 1am in January? But seriously check the code / statute you are charged with - it should be right there on the summons and look up the penalty for it and then you'll see if there is a reason to freak out.
Good luck.

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Postby romothesavior » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:11 pm

I think you could probably get off with probation, but it depends on if there are any aggravating factors. Were you walking loudly? Talking on a cell phone? Walking in the grass? Smoking a cigarette? I could be wrong since I'm no expert on New York law, but I believe if any of these factors are present there is a mandatory jail term.

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Postby MrKappus » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:28 pm

r6_philly wrote:And yes, they can charge you with a felony if you piss them off.


Actually, no, they can't, because cops don't charge people. DA's charge people.

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Re: Summons. Help Please :)

Postby dailygrind » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:27 pm

rad law wrote:Get an actual lawyer.




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