New York, NY asked in Criminal Law for New York

Q: Was given a DAT first time ever I made a false statement but then said the truth can I get an ACD I don’t want no jail?

Hi i was given a desk appearance ticket due to a false report but I then told the truth will I just be facing probation and no jail time I’m almost 7 months pregnant and have a 4 year old Please help firt time I’ve ever been to court or have written a report or anything im really scared this happened in New York manhattan

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

A: Jail is unlikely for a first offense like this (although I do not know the nature of the false report), but you should definitely consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney for proper representation immediately. You do not want to walk into the courthouse without an attorney by your side.

Aubrey Claudius Galloway agrees with this answer

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

A: Being given an appearance ticket is not any indication of an outcome or sentence from the criminal charges. You should obtain an attorney prior to your first appearance. An offer to an ACD is dependent on your criminal record (if any), the DA’s policy in that jurisdiction, and the specific facts surrounding your case.

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