Theft & Larceny Desk Appearance Tickets
In some circumstances, an arrest for a New York theft crime or larceny offense will result in a Desk Appearance Ticket or DAT. In fact, police officers and detectives with the New York City Police Department often issue these Desk Appearance Tickets in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. From the perspective of both a defendant and a New York criminal attorney, a Desk Appearance Ticket’s benefits far outweigh the drawbacks. Not only will you avoid an evening in jail, but you will have time to formulate and implement a defense well before ever seeing a judge or prosecutor. These larceny and theft Desk Appearance Tickets are given in New York City for such crimes as:
- Petit Larceny (New York Penal Law 155.25) Desk Appearance Tickets
- Shoplifting (New York Penal Law 155.25 & 165.40) Desk Appearance Tickets
- Theft of Services (New York Penal Law 165.15) Desk Appearance Tickets
- Issuing a Bad Check (New York Penal Law 190.05) Desk Appearance Tickets
- Criminal Possession of Stolen Property (New York Penal Law165.40) Desk Appearance Tickets
- Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree (New York Penal Law 155.30) Desk Appearance Tickets
A Desk Appearance Ticket arrest in New York is really no different than an arrest where you are held for up to twenty four hours. Concerning to most people, if asked, you have been arrested even if you were only issued a DAT. Fortunately, however, should your criminal lawyer be able to secure an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal (ACD) whereby your case is dismissed and sealed after six months, there is some legal protection. According to New York Criminal Procedure Law 170.55, after your six month ACD runs its course, the law provides that your arrest is now considered a “nullity.” Before stating “no,” should you ever be asked on an application whether or not you have been arrested, discuss this statute with your criminal lawyer.
An in depth analysis of the laws and procedures surrounding Desk Appearance Tickets in and outside the realm of theft crimes is located at our other website, CrottySaland.Com. Extensive information on the crimes above may be found through their respective links as well. The NewYorkCriminalLawyerBlog.Com and the NewYorkTheftandLarcenyLawyerBlog.Com are also excellent and practical resources for statutes, legal decisions and cases in the news that are set forth in a very readable way. Finally, another resource maintained by the former Manhattan Assistant District Attorneys at Saland Law is NYDeskAppearanceTicket.Com.
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