N.Y. Penal Law Section 215.58
Failing to respond to an appearance ticket


1.

A person is guilty of failing to respond to an appearance ticket when, having been personally served with an appearance ticket, as defined in subdivision two, based upon his alleged commission of a crime, he does not appear personally in the court in which such appearance ticket is returnable on the return date thereof or voluntarily within thirty days thereafter.

2.

As used in this section, an appearance ticket means a written notice, whether referred to as a summons or by any other name, issued by a police officer, peace officer or other non-judicial public servant authorized by law to issue the same, directing a designated person to appear in a designated court at a designated future time in connection with a criminal action to be instituted in such court with respect to his alleged commission of a designated offense.

3.

This section does not apply to any case in which an alternative to response to an appearance ticket is authorized by law and the actor complies with such alternative procedure. Failing to respond to an appearance ticket is a violation.

Source: Section 215.58 — Failing to respond to an appearance ticket, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PEN/215.­58 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

215.00
Bribing a witness
215.05
Bribe receiving by a witness
215.10
Tampering with a witness in the fourth degree
215.11
Tampering with a witness in the third degree
215.12
Tampering with a witness in the second degree
215.13
Tampering with a witness in the first degree
215.14
Employer unlawfully penalizing witness or victim
215.15
Intimidating a victim or witness in the third degree
215.16
Intimidating a victim or witness in the second degree
215.17
Intimidating a victim or witness in the first degree
215.19
Bribing a juror
215.20
Bribe receiving by a juror
215.22
Providing a juror with a gratuity
215.23
Tampering with a juror in the second degree
215.25
Tampering with a juror in the first degree
215.28
Misconduct by a juror in the second degree
215.30
Misconduct by a juror in the first degree
215.35
Tampering with physical evidence
215.40
Tampering with physical evidence
215.45
Compounding a crime
215.50
Criminal contempt in the second degree
215.51
Criminal contempt in the first degree
215.52
Aggravated criminal contempt
215.54
Criminal contempt
215.55
Bail jumping in the third degree
215.56
Bail jumping in the second degree
215.57
Bail jumping in the first degree
215.58
Failing to respond to an appearance ticket
215.59
Bail jumping and failing to respond to an appearance ticket
215.60
Criminal contempt of the legislature
215.65
Criminal contempt of a temporary state commission
215.66
Criminal contempt of the state commission on judicial conduct
215.70
Unlawful grand jury disclosure
215.75
Unlawful disclosure of an indictment
215.80
Unlawful disposition of assets subject to forfeiture

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 215.58’s source at nysenate​.gov

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