NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -
The 13 Occupy New Haven protesters arrested earlier this month for not clearing the Green when police moved in to evict them appeared in court Friday.
All of them faced up to a year in jail.
The protesters' attorney worked out a deal with the judge to have the criminal charges reduced to an infraction.
Instead of dealing with a trial, all of the protesters were given the choice of either paying a $50 fine, or completing five hours of community service.
Most said they would do community service.
Coming up on Eyewitness News starting at 5 p.m., New Haven Bureau Chief Robert Goulston talks one-on-one with a mother who showed up in court to support one of the younger protesters.