For New York Fare Beaters, One-Way Price Ticket To Court Can Be Over

Under the new policy, the police will opt for civil summonses more often when they stop someone for fare evasion, Mr. Vance said.
“There should be a consequence for violating the law, but it has to be proportionate,” Mr. Vance said.
“It’s about getting more fair outcomes without sacrificing public safety,” Mr. Vance said in an interview this week as the plan was being finalized.
If they comply, the district attorney would drop the charges and the defendants never have to appear in court.
And those who were arrested will be fingerprinted at the precinct but then released with a ticket ordering them to appear in court in six weeks.

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