Fare Evasion Charges 32:1-146.8
A charge of fare evasion for a violation often surprises many people because it can lead to jail time. Specifically, subsection 4 of this regulation states:
(4) No person not authorized by PATH shall be permitted in or upon any car or other rolling stock or station or platform or parking facility within the Hudson Tubes or Hudson Tubes extensions, except upon payment in full of such fares, fees and other charges as may from time to time be prescribed by PATH. No person shall refuse to pay or evade or attempt to evade the payment in full of such fares, fees and other charges.
Thus, if you sneak onto a PATH train or otherwise evade any other PATH fare, you are in violation of this statute. These violations are often seen in Newark, Jersey City and Hoboken. Pursuant to 32:1-146.9, violators are subject to jail time up to 30 days in jail. While this may seem serious, not paying for a fare is similar to theft which would subject you to six months in jail.
If you are facing a charge for fare evasion for violating 32:1-146.8 in any court in New Jersey, call our team of tough, smart attorneys 24/7 at 1-855-9-JEFLAW.