Ten people face charges in Syracuse, NY for inciting a riot in connection with the Father’s Day shootings in Skiddy Park on the West Side. This uncommonly used charge of the Penal Law prompts several questions; What exactly is inciting a riot? Is this charge considered a felony or misdemeanor? What can these defendants expect going forward?
According to NY Penal Law Article 240.08 Inciting to riot; A person is guilty of inciting to riot when he urges ten or more persons to engage in tumultuous and violent conduct of a kind likely to create public alarm. Inciting to riot is a class A misdemeanor. Inciting a riot may be punishable by up to one year in jail. Inciting a riot belongs to a group of charges commonly known as Conduct Against Public Order.
When dealing with a defendant charged with this particular crime, there are many aspects to consider. It is imperative that if you are charged with inciting a riot, you seek legal representation that will take the time to listen to your accounting of the events that took place, will examine the case’s merits thoroughly, and is willing to make any applicable motions in an effort to receive the best possible outcome for your matter.
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