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originally posted by: xuenchen
New Law Allows Everyone To Use NYC Streets As ‘Public Bathrooms’
originally posted by: MountainLaurel
Money probably better spent to provide more public bathrooms and half way houses to transition out of homelessness ...Nothing to be gained for anyone by making poverty and the gross stuff that come along with that a criminal offense.
originally posted by: pl3bscheese
Traffic tickets are not criminal offenses in my state, and your extreme examples are beyond ridiculous.
Traffic Offenses as Crimes (Most States)
In most states traffic violations are still considered criminal offenses. Typically, there are three levels of these offenses: 1) infractions, or "petty" or "summary" offenses, 2) misdemeanors, and 3) felonies. The rights you have to fight a ticket, and the way they are handled in court, depend on which level of offense your state assigns to traffic violations. The consequences will also vary.
Traffic offenses are usually considered minor offenses in most states. Simple traffic violations usually lead to a traffic ticket and are considered infractions. However, if traffic offense is more serious than the offense can lead to misdemeanor or even felony charges. These are considered criminal offenses and usually involve a trial and other prolonged legal consequences.