NYC Desk Appearance Ticket Lawyers
A NYC DAT defense attorney is someone who will fight for your rights. It’s not uncommon for people to think that they should enter a guilty plea and the accept the crime’s consequences. It’s also a mistake to assume that a judge will see that the accused person is not guilty and dismiss the charges. Having this mindset when the prosecution is preparing a case against you can have adverse consequences. Hiring a desk appearance ticket attorney in New York will help you avoid the consequences of a criminal case.
A common situation where people fail to recognize the potential consequences of criminal cases is when they get a desk appearance ticket. The process of being arrested in New York is a frustrating and overwhelming experience. However, it may be better than going through the arrest process.
Instead of waiting in a holding cell for up to 24 hours to be arraigned on criminal charges, getting a desk appearance lets you go home once the arrested has concluded. You can even be issued a DAT without a formal arrest. If you get charged with unlawful possession of marijuana or similar charges, you might receive a DAT.
It’s important that you understand that DATs are issued based on the discretion of the arresting officer. DATs serve a specific purpose. Unlike a traffic ticket, the desk appearance ticket is not for charging someone. They do not meet the pleading standards for arraignment.
A mistake on a traffic ticket, like the incorrect address, can be grounds to dismiss the ticket. If a similar mistake happens on a DAT, the impact is not the same. The serious charges, like grand larceny, are not likely to get a dismissal should something similar happen.
Something else you should know about DAT in New York, it imposes certain obligations on you. If you got a DAT, you have to appear in court at the date and time written on the ticket. You can’t mail in your fine and appearing in court is not optional. Your scheduled court appearance is where you will be arraigned on the criminal complaint. You cannot skip this court appearance.
Should some unavoidable circumstance or last-minute conflict occur, you need a desk appearance ticket attorney who can attend the arraignment in your absence. Or, you will need an attorney to request an adjournment. Not showing up at the specified time will lead to the issuance of an arrest warrant. If you were issued a DAT and missed your appearance, you will need to hire a New York DAT lawyer as soon as possible.
If you, or someone you know, were issued a DAT ticket, it’s important that you speak with an attorney. We can answer any questions and have someone represent you if you are unable to appear at your court date. Having an attorney will help you avoid the negative consequences you will face by not appearing at the hearing. The attorneys at Spodek Law Group are here to help you. Please visit our website at www.criminallawyersnyc.com. You can also call us at 888-348-8028 to schedule a consultation. We have offices throughout NYC and Long Island
May 17, 2018
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