The client was accused and charged with the following:
— Intentionally, knowingly, and unlawfully commit the felony of Offering a false instrument for filing – first degree, contrary to the provisions of Section 175.35 subsection 1 of the Penal Law of the State of New York.
THE FACTS ON WHICH THIS ACCUSATION WAS MADE WERE ON INFORMATION AND BELIEF AS FOLLOWS:
The said Defendant, at the aforesaid time and place, knowing that a written instrument contained a false statement or false information, and with intent to defraud the state or any political subdivision, public authority or public benefit corporation of the state, offered or presented it to a public officer or public servant, public authority or public benefit corporation with the knowledge or belief that it would be filed, registered or recorded in, or otherwise become part of the records of such public office, public servant, public authority or public benefit corporation…
Our criminal law & immigration law lawyer was able to reduce the charge from felony first degree to New York’s Disorderly Conduct under Penal Law Section 240.20 which is a violation and not a crime.