New York, NY asked in Criminal Law for New York

Q: Does an open container violation for alcohol in NYC (section 10-125-2B) need to be disclosed as a crime/offense?

I am applying for license renewal and the question being posed on the application is: Since your last renewal have you been arrested, charged or convicted of any crime or offense that you have not already reported to your board/committee? (Minor traffic offenses, such as speeding or parking need not be provided but Motor Vehicle offenses such as driving while impaired or intoxicated must be disclosed.). Should I disclose?

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Arkady Bukh

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: This would enter into a gray area, it is a misdemeanor not a crime. However if you were driving a motor vehicle at the time, it looks like they want you to disclose it.

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