Q: Do you get a criminal record for jumping the turnstile?
A: No as the tickets/summons received are civil*, not criminal. Keep in mind other laws being broken at the same time (ie. possession of a controlled substance or weapon) can show up on one’s background check.
* All yellow summons issued for fare evasion prior to 1995 were appearance tickets in criminal court and are now pink summons for civil court going forward.
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