My cousin used his sisters school metrocard to enter the subway and was giving a slip to appear in court.. Does he need a lawyer

Asked almost 2 years ago - New York, NY

There was no summons amount on the slip just told to appear in court.

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  1. Eric Edward Rothstein

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    Answered . Yes. He has been charged with a Class A misdemeanor, which is a crime.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and now handle criminal defense and personal injury/civil rights cases.... more
  2. Steven Warren Smollens

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    Answered . Does he need a lawyer?

    Yes. He has been charged with a crime. Id the cousin an adult or a juvenile? His sister may lose her school metrocard privilege as well.

    http://schools.nyc.gov/Offices/Transportation/S...

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  3. Carol Lynn Schlitt

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    Answered . Your cousin should not take any chances. He or she faces a misdemeanor charge and his sister could be in trouble too since he used her metrocard. Your cousin should consult with an attorney immediately. An attorney could help avoid a guilty verdict or minimize the damage. Ignoring this could come back and cause more problems later. Find someone experienced with these types of cases.

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  4. Daniel Alexander Jimenez

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    Answered . Since he is facing a misdemeanor charge it would be in his best interest to have an attorney handle this matter. This is a serious matter although it may not seem like it.

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  5. Brian C. Pascale

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    Answered . Yes, he should consult with a lawyer.

    Mr. Pascale is licensed to practice law in the State of New York. The response herein is not legal advice and does... more

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