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Is my friend in big trouble for trespassing?

Bronx, NY |

About 2 months ago, I made a stupid mistake and brought my 16-year-old friend into my high school, and she did not originally go to my high school. We got caught by security, and my friend was charged with trespassing and is going to court on 4/31/2013. Could she serve time in juvy or get a punishment for trespassing? What is the most serious punishment she can receive, and how do these cases usually turn out? Thanks in advance.

Attorney Answers 2

  1. Not big.
    No jail likely.
    No record likely.
    Hopefully an ACD which means a dismissal and sealing after 6 months.
    A parent should be present with her.

    Joseph A. Lo Piccolo, Esq.
    Immediate Past President, Criminal Courts Bar Association 11'-12'
    Hession Bekoff & Lo Piccolo
    1103 Stewart Ave, Suite 200
    Garden City, NY 11530
    516-408-3666 (o) / 516-408-3833 (f)

    I am a criminal defense attorney practicing in Nassau, Suffolk and New York City. The above information is not a substitution for a meeting whereas all potential legal issues can be discussed.

  2. It's not a big deal, if its her first offense. If the charge is Criminal Trespass 3, she is facing a class B misdemeanor, or she might be facing Unlawful Trespass, a violation and not a crime. She could preferably get an ACD (adjournment in contemplation of dismissal), a conditional discharge, community service. Jail is extremely unlikely. What day of the week is 4/31?

    The answering of this question does not create an attorney-client relationship.

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