Violations are the least serious type of criminal offense in New York.
These include all offenses for which a person can be sentenced to prison for no more than 15 days. However, these do not include traffic infractions.
Violations encompass a wide range of offenses, including harassment, trespassing, disorderly conduct, etc.
Those who are arrested for these violations can still be taken into custody by the police. They may also be issued a notice to appear in court.