I got a pink summon in NYC for public urination (153.09). I will contact a lawyer to try to avoid a criminal record. But now, before the day that I have to go to the court, I have to fill a form that asks if I have any criminal record. What I want to know is whether I already have the criminal record or I'll have it if and when I am convicted.
You could be charged with murder. You have no criminal record if you did not plead guilty or were found guilty at trial.
You have no recvord of convictions. Look carefully to see what the question asks.
Any response I provide is meant as a general view on the subject and is no way intended to be specific legal advice to any individual. If you wish specific advice, you should hire and consult with an attorney of your choosing.
You are charged with a crime but you have not been convicted so you don't have a record. I suggest that you hire a good criminal defense lawyer. There are ways to get the case dismissed.
I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been handling criminal defense and personal injury cases for over 18 years. The above answer, and any follow up comments or emails, is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice.
In this scenario, you do not have a criminal record. You are only awaiting to hear the charge or violation (go before a judge) for which you are being accused. Usually these cases (pink summons) are disposed of rather quickly. I do recommend you speak with an attorney to discuss all options.
The summons does not give you a criminal record. If you go to court and are convicted of a crime, you would then have a record. If you go to court and are convicted of a violation (which is not a crime) or given an ACD (Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal), you will still not have a criminal record. If this case is handled correctly, you should not be left with a criminal record.
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