2 months ago I was playing soccer at my school's field and some undercover cops were passing by and stopped me and the other guys and issues us pink summons for trespassing. I really didn't know that I can't be there because I have been playing over there for about a year and never got in trouble and there are no no trespassing signs or what so ever on the fences.
And yesterday I got caught again and I was also playing soccer and I was issued another summon, what should I do now? please help I am scared (I am 17) some people are making me so worried about this, and I didn't tell my parent because I don't want them to be worried about me and I know they will exaggerate and overcomplicate things.
So what should I do now ? and what's going to happen at the court ?PS : I got some of my teachers to type some letters of recommendation for me and I took pictures all around the school (of the fences) to prove that there are no signs up and I also go to that school, so is there any hope for me ? Is it gonna go on my record ? I can't afford a lawyer either. :( I been having a bad time lately for a lot of stuff that happened to me and now I got another summon and I am really worried about it. PSS : I live in nyc (queens) PSSS : I have a clean record, and I have never got into trouble with the cops / law.
Go to Court. Dress Nice. Bring a parent for support. Speak with the District Attorney. Be polite. Pay a small fine. Go home and have a burger. Case will either be dismissed or you will have to pay a small fine. (Fine is more likely since you got the second ticket.) Play soccer elsewhere.
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Tell your parents. It is dumb the 2nd time but they are their to help.
It is likely a violation BUT it can carry a fine and/or community service.
Don't try and handle this yourself.
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You should certainly tell your parents. They may want to hire a lawyer for you. If you cannot afford an attorney there will be one in court appointed to you. I suggest you arrive early because the lines get very long and its a first come first served basis. you will probably have to pay a fine and this whole thing will go away. Good luck.
If you are charged with section 140.05 then it is only a violation and you do not face a criminal record. The judge will likely offer to allow you to pay a fine or it may be dismissed if the summons was not drafted properly. Let your parents know what's going on and stop playing soccer there.
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