Queens, NY asked in Criminal Law for New York

Q: I have bench warrant for misdemeanor bail jumping for vandalism plus misdemeanor vop . how much jail time I might get?

Charges : bail jumping for misdemeanor damage property plus 2 misdemeanor trespassing charges and I violated my probation for misdemeanor littering outside.

I paid my bail in full.

I was charged back in Oct 2018.

If I surrender how much jail time I am looking to?

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Stuart Austin
Stuart Austin
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Mineola, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: In NYS an A misdemeanor is punishable by up to one year in jail. No matter how many you have the maximum sentence would increase to 2 years. With that being said, it has been my experience that a bail jumping charge is difficult to prove and usually results in a plea bargain. Because your cases are old, witnesses may be less likely to come forward and if you have stayed out of trouble, that will be a factor also. Also, it will depend on what courthouse you are referring to. Cases in different counties are handled differently. Feel free to call or email if you have further questions or can give me more information.

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