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What is a Public Transit Fare Violation?
It is a crime to ride a bus, train, or other form of public transportation without paying the full fare. Most cities have policies allowing fare inspectors to cite riders who have not paid the fare, or commit another crime while riding or using public transportation.
What are some Other Transit Crimes?
Riders may also be fined or cited if they:
- Provide a fare inspector with false information
- Deface equipment or write graffiti
- Illegally sell or transfer transit passes or other transit mediums
Many states also consider it illegal for a bus driver or transit operator not to collect fares from passengers. Failing to collect fares may result in probation, suspension, or even dismissal.
What are the Penalties for Public Transit Violations?
Bus fare and transit violations often result in:
- Fines (up to $500)
- Criminal record
- Imprisonment (usually not more than 10 days)
- Civil penalties, such as fines of $100
Do I Need a Lawyer for my Public Transit Violation?
A public transit violation can blemish your otherwise clear criminal record. If you are charged with a fare or transit violation, an experienced criminal defense attorney can advise you of your legal rights and defenses.
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Last Modified: 11-10-2011 04:20 PM PST
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