Charged with loitering, punishment?

Ask a Lawyerwhat's this?


Country: United Kingdom
State: New York

I was charged with a loitering charge penal code 240.35 in NY. This is the first time I have ever been charged with anything and I never have been arrested. What can I expect?


Make sure you get counsel (or at least the public defender) to try to keep this off your record eventually--jail time is probably not likely if your record is very clear now. But having that arrest and/or a conviction on your record will make job-hunting etc. more difficult. Often this could be negotiated down to a minor fine or some kind of court supervision etc.
These questions and answers are provided by ©2000 - 2007 by, Inc.