The term “charge” means the most serious offense charged or alleged in a criminal summons.

Terms Used In N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 9-301

  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.

Criminal summons. The term “criminal summons” has the same meaning as that in section 14-101.

Offense. The term “offense” has the same meaning as that in section 10.00 of the penal law or any successor provision.

Office. The term “office” means the office of criminal justice as defined in section 13 of the charter or another office or agency designated by the mayor to implement the provisions of this chapter.