Overview of New York City Arraignments


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New York City Arraignments

Each of the five counties in New York City operates its own version of arraignments under the general heading of New York City Criminal Court.  Think of each county as a different franchise of the same business.  Each is essentially the same, although there may be local variations in terms of the way things operate. 

Especially for those who are from outside New York City, it is important for friends or family members of a person "in the system" to find out which county's system is in play.  Simply calling an attorney and saying, "He was arrested in New York City" isn't going to help too much in terms of tracking down the person or getting an idea of what to expect. Click here if you are unfamiliar with New York City and need help figuring out the county of arrest.

In Queens, Bronx, and Richmond Counties, arraignments can be in only one place.  In New York (Manhattan) and Kings (Brooklyn) most arraignments happen in the main Criminal Court building for the County, but a small number of arraignments happen in two community courts.  The Court in Manhattan is Midtown Community Court and the Court in Brooklyn is Red Hook Community Court.  Your best bet and starting assumption, however, should be that an arraignment in Brooklyn or Manhattan will be at the main Criminal Courthouse in either Brooklyn or Manhattan. 

 

 

 

 

 

MANHATTAN - CENTRE STREET

100 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013
(646) 386-4511

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MANHATTAN - MIDTOWN COMMUNITY COURT

314 W 54 Street

New York, NY  10019

(646) 264-1300

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QUEENS

125-01 Queens Blvd.

Kew Gardens, NY  11415

(718) 298-0792

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BROOKLYN - SCHERMERHORN STREET

120 Schermerhorn Street

Brooklyn, NY  11201

(347) 404-9400

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BROOKLYN - RED HOOK COMMUNITY COURT

88-94 Visitation Place

Brooklyn, NY  11231

(718) 923-8200

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BRONX

215 East 161st Street

Bronx, NY  10451

(718) 618-2460

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STATEN ISLAND (RICHMOND COUNTY)

67 Targee Street

Staten Island, NY  10304

(718) 675-8558

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