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Why you Should Fight your New York State Disorderly Conduct Case
Have you been arrested or given a summons for disorderly conduct in violation of New York Penal Law § 240.20? If so our lawyers and attorneys can defend you in NY criminal court to ensure that you do not end up convicted of the infraction.
Disorderly conduct charges under NY PL § 240.20 are heard in the NYS city courts, town courts, village courts, and justice courts. In NYC, the courts that hear the disorderly conduct charges are as follows:
Although disorderly conduct is a violation and not a crime it is still a serious offense. It is contained in the penal code, so anytime someone does a criminal background check it is able to be found. So it is important to retain a lawyer that has the know how to get your disorderly conduct ticket dismissed.
Disorderly Conduct and the Judicial Procedure
If you were given a ticket for disorderly conduct study the contents of it carefully. On the bottom of the ticket it will note on it the name and address of the ticket and a date, which is referred to in the business as a “return date.” That is a very legally significantly date, as that is the date of arraignment. You must be in court on that date. Your failure to appear will result in a warrant being issued for your arrest. If you cannot appear in court then you must retain counsel to appear for you and request an adjournment for a date in which you are able to appear. This will avoid a warrant being issued for your arrest.
At arraignment you will be read and provided with the information. This is the document that details the particular way or ways the state is alleging you were disorderly. These are also known as elements to the charge. The elements to disorderly conduct are:
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