Queens County Arraignments
Queens Criminal Court Arraignments are held in the Queens Criminal Courthouse located at 125-01 Queens Blvd. Hoover Avenue and 82nd Avenue are nearby. The Summons Part (AR2 pink summons court) is located across the street in the Borough Hall Building.
Google Map of the Queens Criminal Courthouse
Google now offers a wonderful tool for public transportation directions in New York City. Click here to have Google customize directions to the Queens Criminal Courthouse for you. The destination of 125-01 Queens Blvd. will be preloaded for you. Just add your starting address and have Google map out your public transportation directions. If you would prefer to drive, just adjust the drop down box you will see to provide directions for CAR instead of PUBLIC TRANSIT.
Generally, however, take the E or F train to the Union Turnpike Station. The Q60, Q37, Q74 and Q46 buses all have stops in close proximity to the Courthouse.
Google can provide custom directions by car to the Queens Criminal Court. Just click on this link and adjust the setting from "public transportation" to "by car".
Queens Arraignment Hours
Monday through Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. The day is divided into two shifts: day court and night court. Day court begins at 9:00 AM and lasts until 5 PM. Night courts begins at 5 PM and lasts until 1 AM.
Monday and Tuesday night arraignments in Queens now operate on limited hours, with a target ending time of approximately 9 PM or 10 PM.
New Weekend Arraignment Hours as of June, 2011
On June 11, 2011, Queens will implement new, abbreviated arraignment hours. Under the new system, arraignments will begin at 11:00 AM and conclude at 9:30 PM. The day will be divided into two sessions with an hour break between 4:30 and 5:30 PM.