There is a newer version of the New York Consolidated Laws
2010 New York Code
PEN - Penal
Part 3 - SPECIFIC OFFENSES
Title L - OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Article 205 - (205.00 - 205.65) ESCAPE AND OTHER OFFENSES RELATING TO CUSTODY
205.15 - Escape in the first degree.
§ 205.15 Escape in the first degree. A person is guilty of escape in the first degree when: 1. Having been charged with or convicted of a felony, he escapes from a detention facility; or 2. Having been arrested for, charged with or convicted of a class A or class B felony, he escapes from custody; or 3. Having been adjudicated a youthful offender, which finding was substituted for the conviction of a felony, he escapes from a detention facility. Escape in the first degree is a class D felony.
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