If you have been charged with disorderly conduct under the New York Penal Law Section 240.20 you have been charged with a offense are are being summoned to appear in a New York City Criminal Court or Summons Part. Violations are not crimes, however, they have changed the priority for deportation for people here illegally. It is possible that a disorderly conduct plea can have immigration consequences. Even legal immigrants may be denied visa renewal, permanent resident status, or citizenship as a result of these pleas. A criminal defense attorney can assist you in navigating this ever changing area of the law.