I recently received a public urination ticket from a college university officer at SUNY New Paltz. This unfortunately occurred in the middle of my disciplinary probation for a prior charge of unlawful marijuana possession. I am very worried as to what will happen when I appear in court. Do you have any legal advice that you can offer me?
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Unfortunately, attorneys cannot advise you here on Avvo. Having said that, you violated your probation and the original crime may resurface. Speak with your attorney from the original crime.
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By "disciplinary probation" do you mean you are on probation with SUNY? If so, SUNY can consider your ew case. I suggest you retain a good lawyer.
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From the facts given, it sounds like you were not charged by the local police with anything. This sounds like an internal university matter. You should still retain an attorney.
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SUNY may institute disciplinary proceedings against you and will provide you with a process to defend yourself before the disiplining body if they are made aware of the violation and it is considered a violation of your probation. This is an internal matter to the university and your are entitled to a due process hearing since it is a public university.
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