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What does disposition of court action PG PHL 0229 0V mean in New York criminal court? Does it go on my record?

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What does disposition of court action PG PHL 0229 0V mean when you are convicted of a misdemeanor charge in New York?

Also the disposition says Sealed After Conviction. What does this mean? Am I convicted of the original misdemeanor charge, or am I convicted of the PGPHL0229 OV?

I paid the $25 fine. Will I have a criminal record?

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You are convicted of the charge listed in PGPHL0229 OV in NY. It is sealed so it is not a misdemeanor.

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Thank you. But I should have mentioned, the summons charge was a 1-03-a3 Unclassified Misdemeanor. The Court Action is PGPHL0229 OV. I paid $25 fine. So does this still mean my guilty conviction is for a violation and not the original charge of UM?


This is a violation of the Public Health Law. It is not a crime, it is sealed, and you do not have a criminal record.


It is a penalties section of the Public Health Law. It is a violation and did not give you a criminal record.

§ 229. Sanitary code; violation; penalties. The provisions of the
sanitary code shall have the force and effect of law and the
non-compliance or non-conformance with any provision thereof shall
constitute a violation punishable on conviction for a first offense by a
fine not exceeding two hundred fifty dollars or by imprisonment for not
exceeding fifteen days, or both; and for a second or subsequent offense
by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not
exceeding fifteen days, or both.

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No, you will not have a criminal record for your misdemeanor conviction. You got the violation in New York which is not a crime and therefore no criminal record will result.


It means PG (plead guilty to) PHL (Public Health Law) 0229 0V (Section 229.0) (a violation not a crime). You have not been convicted of a crime and the record of your violation has been sealed. This is the violation that is used most frequently in 346 Broadway and most Summons courts to avoid you having to pay an additional and more costly court surcharge.

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