Do Fare Evasion charges appear in criminal record.

Asked almost 2 years ago - New York, NY

I have paid fare evasion fine in a court.

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  1. Eric Edward Rothstein

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    Answered . Was this a $100 fine paid to the Transit Bureau Adjudication Bureau? If YES, it is civil, not criminal.
    If it was something else, it depends on what exactly you plead guilty to.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and now handle criminal defense and personal injury/civil rights cases.... more
  2. Joseph A Lo Piccolo

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    Answered . If it was the final charge you pled or were found guilty of--yes.


    Joseph A. Lo Piccolo, Esq.
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  3. Michael Lewis Marley

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    Answered . Sounds like you may have pled "guilty" to a violation, which is not a misdemeanor and not a felony but has its own category and is a non-criminal disposition. If you had gotten an adjournment contemplating dismissal there would be no surcharge and no need for a plea.
    Also, why don't you contact your attorney on this?

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