In some minor criminal cases, the police may decide that they do not need to physically arrest you and put you through the booking process at the police station. Instead, the officer may issue you a desk appearance ticket (DAT). This is a summons that allows you to go home and return to see the judge on a certain date.
Though a desk appearance ticket may seem minor, it may be in your best interests to have a private criminal defense lawyer instead of a public defender. At The Law Office of Samuel Karliner, our attorney is dedicated to handling all types of criminal cases, including DATs. A desk appearance ticket is still considered a criminal arrest, but it is just not a physical arrest.
Contact Brooklyn desk appearance ticket attorney Samuel Karliner today and schedule an initial consultation. As an experienced criminal defense lawyer, he can review your situation and determine how best to proceed with your defense.
Brooklyn DAT Defense Law Firm
Arresting you or issuing a desk appearance ticket is at the discretion of the officer who is called to the scene of the alleged crime. He or she can determine if the crime warrants a DAT or a full arrest and booking. Many types of crimes may result in a desk appearance ticket, though most are nonfelony cases and nearly always have a nonhuman victim. Cases can include:
- Petit larceny
- Criminal mischief
- Property damage and vandalism
- Marijuana possession
Contact a Skilled Brooklyn Criminal Summons Attorney
Contact our Brooklyn, New York, criminal defense law firm to schedule a consultation. Our experienced lawyer can review your case and determine how best to handle the desk appearance ticket you have received. Call us today at 347-557-8521.