In addition to the Fine imposed by the Judge, I see there is a Surcharge. Can the Surcharge be waived?

In New York State, the court surcharge is mandatory and they cannot be waived (CPL 420.35). However, there is a provision which allows the time in which to pay the surcharge to be deferred (CPL 420.40). Upon request by the defendant, the surcharge can be converted to a civil judgment.

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