Desk Appearance Tickets

Often, the police will issue a Desk Appearance Ticket (D.A.T.) instead of having the arrestee go through the entire arrest process. In these cases a ticket is given that requires an appearance on a future date in Criminal Court. If you are given a D.A.T., you will return on that date to not only face the misdemeanor or violation charge, but you will see the judge for arraignment. On rare occasions, a D.A.T. may charge you with a felony.
 
While being issued a D.A.T. may not seem serious, that could not be further from the truth. A warrant can and will be issued for you if you do not appear for your D.A.T. Therefore, you should take a D.A.T. just as seriously as a "regular" arrest and retain a skilled and experienced attorney to fight on your behalf.
 
The Law Offices of Jeffrey L. Davis is prepared to effectively and cost-efficiently represent you at your arraignment for your D.A.T. and up to trial in defense of the charges against you, if necessary.