CAL Attorney Alex Ferlise Authors Article on the Policing of Low-Level Offenses Published for the New York State Bar Association
Summons vs. Arrest looks at the inconsistent way in which low level offenses are enforced in New York City. Some people are arrested, processed, and detained where, under similar facts, another person is simply given a summons. By prioritizing issuing summons for low level offenses rather than making arrests, the city can enforce the law without the enormous expenditure of resources and negative collateral consequences associated with arrests.Summons or Arrest? The Arbitrary Enforcement of Low-Level Offenses in New York City
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