If you or a loved one have been arrested and charged with a crime in New York City, it is more than likely that you will be prosecuted through the New York State or Federal Court system. Thus it is very important that you find a qualified criminal defense attorney that understands the rules and procedures of the NYC court that will be handling your case. This is an important criteria because the judicial system in New York can tend to be very confusing. Please read on to get more useful New York Court Information.
In general, the State Courts in New York are broken down into several tiers. The highest court in New York State is the Court of Appeals consisting of seven judges. The intermediate courts of the State of New York are the Courts of the Appellate Division. The Supreme Court is the court of general jurisdiction for civil and criminal matters. This means that New York Supreme Courts are actually the regular trial courts in the state and not the highest court of authority.
There are also local courts which include the NYC Civil Court and the New York City Criminal Courts. Thus, it is very important to know what court a defendant’s case is assigned to and what are the rules of that particular court. In addition, almost all courtrooms in the judicial system have their own particular rules and procedures as to how a case should be processed. These rules are often derived from the particular professional preferences of the judge presiding over that particular court.
We at the Kushner Law Group take pride in knowing that over the years we have been able to protect our client’s constitutional rights in NYC courts by guiding them through what has been very difficult time in their lives. The Kushner Law Group has had years of experience working in the many criminal courts throughout New York State and the Federal Courts. We know the rules in regards to cases tried in Manhattan Criminal Courts as well as the rules of the courts in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and the Federal Courts. Why? Because we’ve spent years defending our client’s rights in these courts and we’ve worked with the court’s staff to better guide our clients through the prosecutorial process.
So if you have been charged with a criminal offense; call the Kushner Law Group now. We are here to help protect your rights. We will help you understand how the District Attorney’s Office will prosecute your case and guide you through this process.
When making court appearances it is very important to understand that you are going into a highly professional environment where deference and courtesy to the court counts. Always be on time when meeting your lawyer at the court house. Look up the court’s address and directions ahead of time. Dress appropriately for a professional environment. Don’t use cell phones in the courtroom and don’t have loud conversations in the courtroom.
To find useful information about each court in NYC, please click on the links below for the appropriate court:
If you or a loved one has been arrested, click this link to learn more about the arresting process, please click here.