Brooklyn, NY asked in Municipal Law for New York

Q: Will I have to pay the fine on the day of the court day for my pink summons?

I received a pink summons for being on a rooftop in the Bronx. I have never been in any kind of criminal trouble in my life, and I honestly didn't know it was illegal to be on a friends buildings rooftop. The arresting officer told me she'll give me the benefit of doubt and just file it as trespassing and not criminal trespassing. I've never been in a situation like this, so will I need a lawyer, or can I just plead guilty and pay this fine? I need help, please.

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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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A: You may choose to pay the fine, if you want. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

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