Viewing a single comment thread. View all comments

el_tigrox t1_jdhlted wrote

1 mistake is not going to define your life, this is a misdemeanor offense and it will not disrupt your life terribly. Reading between the lines, it sounds like you're nervous about someone else finding out about it - if that's the situation, it's best to have that conversation with people early and let them know what happened.

The ticket will likely take a few days to "go into the system," and then give a call to the PATH police: 201-216-6078; they should be able to give you more information.

You're going to be alright.


dedbutalive OP t1_jdhnj86 wrote

Thank you. Will it show up in my records or something ? I’m not a citizen.


JeromePowellAdmirer t1_jdhx2ri wrote

I hope you are absolutely broke to justify it cause as someone who knows what the immigration process is like I can't fathom risking it all over $2.75.


el_tigrox t1_jdhp4ab wrote

Yes, there will be a record of it.

You may have some challenges if your intent is to apply for citizenship, but if your timeline is 3-5 years then it will likely not be an issue as long as you don't run into other issues.

I'm not a lawyer, so please take anything I say with a healthy amount of skepticism. You should consult with an immigration lawyer for more of the intricacies of the system. Here is a discussion about this very issue that happened in 2018:


No-Practice-8038 t1_jdnzqrq wrote

If you are trying to get your citizenship or going through other immigration processes, to be on the safe side consult a lawyer.

They don’t care that you skipped out on 2.75. They care about whether you’re honest. And they are going to wonder how long you were being dishonest. They take this seriously.

Whatever happens. Pay your fare share. Good luck.