Desk Appearance Tickets

Desk appearance tickets are orders issued to you by the police under NY Criminal Procedure Law §150.10 asking you to appear before a criminal court and respond to a criminal charge. It means that the police have charged you with a criminal offense and you must appear in a criminal court to defend yourself against that charge. The charge listed on your desk appearance ticket is not the final charge against you. During your court appearance you may be charged with additional offenses. If you have been issued a desk appearance ticket, it means that you have been arrested.