I was charged with disorderly conduct, in violation of 240.20, subdivision 7. I was caught urinating in public near a bar downtown. Would this charge jeopardize a future job or come back to haunt me in any way?
My general opinion is that if one is being charged with criminal conduct thaey should at least speak to an attorney. The balance of your post is impossible to address.
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It could potentially due so b/c a future employer may find it and ask you to explaining. The embarassment is obvious. An attorney can potentially help you get it dismissed and sealed.
Joseph A. Lo Piccolo, Esq.
President, Criminal Courts Bar Association 11'-12'
Hession Bekoff & Lo Piccolo
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Garden City, NY 11530
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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.
It is always better to have a lawyer; without one the DA can take advantage of you on plea and sentencing.
I am a former federal and State prosecutor and now handle criminal defense and personal injury/civil rights cases. Feel free to check out my web site and contact me at (212) 385-8015 or via email at [email protected] The above answer is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice.
You could have been charged with a misdemeanor and they only charged you with a violation. Even if you go it alone you won't have a criminal record. If you want to maximize your chance at having the charge dismissed and sealed, hire an attorney.
I am a former Deputy Bureau Chief with the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office who has been specializing in criminal law for over 15 years. I offer free consultations by telephone, in-office or by videoconference.
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