Criminal Defense Blog NYC

No DAT for DV in NYC

Posted on August 3, 2018

If police arrest you for domestic violence ("DV") in New York City, you won't receive a desk appearance ticket ("DAT"). You'll go through a full-blown arrest.

The purpose of the no-DAT policy is to get you "arraigned" by a judge right away, so the judge can issue a temporary order of protection ("TOP") before you're released from custody.

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Summons, Desk Appearance Ticket, or Full-Blown Arrest

Posted on June 2, 2018

When you're arrested in New York City, you'll go through one of three processes:

  1. Summons;
  2. Desk appearance ticket ("DAT"); or
  3. Full-blown arrest.

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