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Was "acquitted after trial" of "urinating in public" charge (HC 153.09 UM) in NYC? Do I have any record?

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Received a pink summon in Brooklyn, NY. Went to court in Manhattan, NY. Judge initially requested violation + $50 fine. My lawyer refused and we went to trial. I was found not guilty at trial. Arraignment charges on Certificate of Disposition are "HC 153.09 UM". Case disposition is "acquitted after trial". Do I have any record? Do I need to seal or expunge anything?

Attorney Answers 4

  1. You need to speak to a NY attorney. In NJ such a charge would be an Ordinance and would not appear on a CCH. However in NJ it would count as an arrest and depending on an application question would have to be disclosed. Again in NJ this would not appear on your CCH are be found one normal background check. But talk to a NY lawyer.

  2. If you were acquitted after trial you have no record and you need not expunge or seal anything it happens automatically.

  3. If acquitted, you have no record.

    Joseph A. Lo Piccolo, Esq.
    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.

  4. No record.

    If you'd like to discuss, please feel free to call. Jeff Gold Gold, Stewart & Benes, LLP 1854 Bellmore Ave Bellmore, NY 11710 Telephone -516.512.6333 Email -

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