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Penal Law Guide to Common Arrest Charges

Listing of some common penal law charges.
Article Offense Description Class
240.20 240.20.01 240.20.02 240.20.03 240.20.05 DISORDERLY CONDUCT
› DIS/CON: FIGHT/VIOLENT BEHAVIOR
› DIS/CON: UNREASONABLE NOISE
› DIS/CON: OBSCENE LANG/GESTURES
› DIS/CON: REFUSING TO MOVE ON
Violation
221.10
221.10.01
CRIMINAL POSS MARIHUANA - 5TH DEGREE
› CRIM POSS MARIHUANA-5TH:PUBLIC
B Misdemeanor
220.03 CRIMINAL POSS CONTRL SUBST - 7TH DEGREE A Misdemeanor
155.25 PETIT LARCENY A Misdemeanor
205.30 RESISTING ARREST A Misdemeanor
221.05 UNLAWFUL POSSESSION MARIHUANA Violation
120.00
120.00.01
ASSAULT - 3RD DEGREE
› ASLT 3-W/INTENT CAUSE PHYSICAL INJURY
A Misdemeanor
240.26
240.26.01
240.26.03
HARASSMENT - 2ND DEGREE
› HARASSMENT-2ND:PHYSICAL CONTACT
› HARASSMENT-2ND
Violation
195.05 OBSTRUCT GOVERNMENTL ADMIN - 2ND DEGREE A Misdemeanor
140.10
140.10a
140.10e
CRIMINAL TRESPASS - 3RD DEGREE
› CRIM TRESPASS 3RD:ENCLSD PROPERTY
› CRIM TRESPASS 3RD: PUBLIC HOUSING
B Misdemeanor
190.23 FALSE PERSONATION B Misdemeanor
145.00
145.00.01
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - 4TH DEGREE
› CRIM MIS:INTENT DAMAGE PROPRTY
A Misdemeanor
220.06
220.06.02
220.06.01
220.06.05
CRIMINAL POSS CONTRL SUBST - 5TH DEGREE
› CRIM POSS CONTRL SUB - 5TH:NARC
› CRIM POSS CONTRL SUB - 5TH:W/INT/SEL
› CRIM POSS CONT SUB - 5TH:COCAINE
D Felony
215.50
215.50.03
CRIMINAL CONTEMPT - 2ND DEGREE
› CRIM CONTEMPT - 2ND:DISOBEY COURT
A Misdemeanor
120.05
120.05.03
120.05.02
ASSAULT - 2ND DEGREE
› ASLT-2ND-W/INT CAUSE PHYSICAL INJURY OFFICER
› ASLT-2ND-W/INT CAUSE PHYSICAL INJURY W/WEAP
D Violent Felony
265.02
265.02.01
265.020.5ii
CRIMINAL POSS WEAPON - 3RD DEGREE
› CRIM POSS WEAP - 3RD:PREV CONV
› CRIM POSS WEAPON - 3RD DEG:POSSE
D Violent Felony
160.10
160.10.01
ROBBERY - 2ND DEGREE
› ROBBERY-2ND:AIDED BY ANOTHER
C Violent Felony
120.14
120.14.01
MENACING - 2ND DEGREE
› MENACING - 2ND:WEAPON
A Misdemeanor
165.40 CRIMINAL POSS STOLEN PROPERY - 5TH DEGREE A Misdemeanor
265.01
265.01.01
265.01.02
CRIMINAL POSS WEAPON - 4TH DEGREE
› CRIM POSS WEAP - 4TH:FIREARM/WEAPON
› CRIM POSS WEAP - 4TH:INTENT TO USE
A Misdemeanor
140.05 TRESPASS Violation
140.35 POSS OF BURGLAR TOOLS A Misdemeanor
140.25
140.25.02
BURGLARY - 2ND DEGREE
› BURGLARY 2ND - DWELLING
C Violent Felony
140.20 BURGLARY - 3RD DEGREE D Felony
NOTE: Only Penal Code Offenses are listed here. Offenses such as Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, DWI, DWAI, Operation Impaired by Drugs, Reckless Driving are Vehicle and Traffic Law Offenses. VTl offenses are NOT listed here.
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