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The Criminal Courts Of The Metropolitan New York Area

There are many criminal courts throughout the metropolitan New York area. There is at least one and very often more than one criminal court in each and every county. The counties in the metropolitan New York area include the five Boroughs of the city of New York, the Bronx, Kings, Queens, Richmond, and a New York County. On Long Island, the county’s are Nassau and Suffolk County. North of the city is Westchester County. Our law office practices law and represents individuals charged with criminal matters in all of these counties. The criminal courts located in the metropolitan New York area deal with all types of criminal cases. They handle cases from the arrest through either a disposition or trial.

Criminal cases are started by either an individual being arrested and incarcerated or receiving a desk appearance ticket to appear in court. There are two types of criminal matters in the State of New York, misdemeanors which involve crimes punishable up to one year in jail and felonies which involve crimes punishable by more than one year in jail. Misdemeanors have two gradations, “A” misdemeanors and “B” misdemeanors. Felonies have many gradations such as “A” felonies, “B” felonies, “C” “D” and “E”, etc. “A” misdemeanors and “A” felonies are the most serious of the crimes. As you go down the alphabet the crimes become less serious and the penalties are reduced.

Felony Cases

On Long Island, felony cases are handled in the County Courts of Nassau and Suffolk County and in the City of New York they are handled in the Supreme Court.

Federal Cases

The Federal Courts have their own system which is separate and apart from the court system of the State of New York. Individuals charged with Federal crimes appear in Federal courts which are also located throughout the metropolitan New York area.

The criminal law attorneys that the Law Offices of Schlissel DeCorpo handle all types of criminal matters throughout the five boroughs of the City of New York, Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island as well as Westchester County. For your convenience, we have put together a list of all the courts in the metropolitan New York area, their addresses, their phone numbers, directions to get to them and parking information. We hope this is of help to you.

New York City/Five Boroughs Courts

Bronx Supreme Court
265 E. 161st Street
Bronx, NY 10451

General Phone Number: (718) 618-3100

Court Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.

Parking: Parking is available on 161st Street and the Grand Concourse. There are also parking on 158th and River Avenue, also 161st and Sheridian Avenue, and 158th and Gerard Avenue.

Directions: Major Deegan Expressway, exit 5 (161st street); Mosholu Parkway to Grand Concourse.

Bronx Criminal Court
215 East 161 Street
Bronx, NY 10451-located between Sherman and Sheridian Avenues.

Court Hours (Arraignments -no Desk Appearance Tickets):

Monday through Sunday 9:00 am to 1:00 a.m.

Court Hours for Desk Appearance Tickets (DATs):

Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., (except holidays)

Court Phone #: (718) 618-2460

Public Transportation Directions:

Take the C, D or 4 train to 161st Street Station/Yankee Stadium. Take the BX 6 or BX 13 to East 161 Street and Sheridan Avenue. Take BX1 to East 161st Street and Grand Concourse.

Kings (Brooklyn) Supreme Court
320 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone Number: (347) 296-1076

Court Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Parking: There are private lots surrounding the area.

Directions: From Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens or Long Island: take Belt Pkwy. or the BQE to Tillary Street exit, turn left on Jay St. From the Bronx or Manhattan-take the Brooklyn Bridge, left on Tillary St., take a right on Jay St.

Public Transportation: Bus: there are bus stops surrounding the court area. For further information contact the MTA. Subway: M,R to Court Street. 2,3,4,5 to Boro Hall. A,C,F to Jay Street/Boro Hall; G to Hoyt/Schermerhorn.

Kings Criminal Court
120 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, by Livingston Street and Smith Street.

Public Transportation Directions:
By Train:

Take the M, R or N train to the Lawrence Street Station; take the G train to the Hoyt Street and Schermerhorn Street Station; the A, F or C train to the Jay St. Station; the 2,3,4 or 5 train to the Borough Hall Station.

By Bus:

Take B67, B41, or B45 bus to Livingston Street & Smith Street; B63 or B65 bus to Atlantic Avenue & Smith Street.

Arraignment Hours (no Desk Appearance Tickets):

Monday through Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Desk Appearance Ticket Hours:

Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding holidays)

Court Phone #: (347) 404-9400

New York County (Manhattan) Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is in two separate buildings. The first is located at 100 Centre Street (see further information below).

The second is located at 111 Centre Street, on the southwest corner of Centre and White Street.

Court Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

Parking: There is public parking available across the street from 100 Centre Street.

Directions: For both locations, take #4 or #5 train to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall Station. Take #6 train, A,E,M,J,N,R, or C train to Canal Street. Take the #1 train to Franklin St., or the M-1, M-6, M-9, M-15, M-22 and M-101 bus lines.

Phone Number: For general information/Central Clerk’s Office: (646) 386-4000

New York County Criminal Courts

The Manhattan Criminal Court has 3 locations. The main court is the 100 Centre Street address. The other two are satellite courts.

The New York Criminal Building is at 100 Centre Street. The Court is located by Leonard Street and Franklin Street, 1 block from Worth Street.

The 2nd court is at 346 Broadway (between Worth and Leonard Streets).

The 3rd court is located at Midtown Community Court, 314 W 54th Street (this court handles only misdemeanors).

Court Hours – Arraignments Only (no Desk Appearance Tickets): Monday through Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Thursday through Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Court Hours – Only Desk Appearance Tickets (DATs): Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except holidays).

Court Phone #: (646) 386-4511

Directions via Public Transit: Public transportation is recommended-parking is limited.

To 100 Centre Street: take the #4 or 5 train to Brooklyn Bridge Station; Take the #6 train or the N, R, or C train to Canal Street; Take the #1train to Franklin Street; or the #1, 6 or 15 bus lines which are located nearby.

By Train:

Take the M, R or N train to the Lawrence Street Station; take the G train to the Hoyt Street and Schermerhorn Street Station; the A, F or C train to the Jay St. Station; the 2,3,4 or 5 train to the Borough Hall Station.

By Bus:

Take B67, B41, or B45 bus to Livingston Street & Smith Street; B63 or B65 bus to Atlantic Avenue & Smith Street.

Queens Supreme Court
125-01 Queens Blvd.
Kew Garden, NY 11415

Court Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Monday – Friday/closed holidays).

Parking: There is a parking behind the court building at the intersection of 126th Street and 82nd Street.

Directions: The Court is on Queens Boulevard at 82 Avenue, 1 block East of Union Tpke. From the North or the West, take Grand Central Parkway or Van Wyck Exp. at the Queens Blvd. exit and go East. From the South, take Van Wyck Exp. at Queens Blvd. exit, court will be on the right.

Public Transportation: Take F or E trains, which stops at Union Turnpike. The courthouse is one block East. By Bus: Take Q46 or Q60, which stop near the courthouse.

Phone Number: (718) 298-1000

QueensCriminal Court
125-01 Queens Blvd. near Hoover Avenue and 82nd Avenue.

Arraignments-No Desk Appearance Tickets-DATs)

Monday through Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Desk Appearance Tickets (DATs)/other court business:

Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except holidays).

Court Phone #: (718) 298-0792

Directions via Public Transportation:

Take the E or F train to Union Turnpike Station. Q60, Q37, Q74, & Q46 buses all make stops near the Courthouse.

Richmond (Staten Island) Supreme Court
18 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301

Court Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Phone Number: (718) 675-8700

Parking: There is public parking at the corner of Hyatt Street and St. Mark’s Place (1 block north of the courthouse).

Directions: The courthouse is across from the Ferry Terminal. If traveling by car, take the Staten Island Expressway to Lily Pond/Bay Street exit. Continue on Bay Street for about two miles to the Ferry Terminal.

Richmond Criminal Court
67 Targee Street, (between Frean and Purroy Streets).

Arraignment Hours (Except Desk Appearance Tickets-DATs)

Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Desk Appearance Ticket (DAT) Hours/Court Business

Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding holidays)

Directions via Public Transportation:

From the Ferry Terminal take bus S74 to Broad Street & Gordon Street; or take the S78 Bus to Broad Street and Thompkins Avenue. The criminal court building is located four blocks from either bus stop.

Court Phone #: (718) 675-8558

Long Island Courts

Long Island Criminal Court

District Courts are only found in Nassau County and Suffolk County. These courts deal with misdemeanors or lesser crimes; they also handle felony pre-indictment. Felony cases are transferred to the Supreme Court after the indictment phase is completed.

Nassau County Supreme Court
262 Old Country Road
Mineola, NY 11501

Phone Number: (516) 571-2904

Court Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Parking: There is parking in Field 14 and Field 7.

Directions:The Supreme Court is two blocks south of Old Country Rd-between Washington Avenue and County Seat Drive. Take the Long Island Expressway or Northern State Parkway to Roslyn Road Exit south to Old Country Road.

Nassau County District Court
99 Main Street,
Hempstead, NY 11550

Court Phone #: (516) 572-2355

Court Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (open on weekends for arraignments 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Parking: Metered lot available one block from courthouse. Designated spaces for the disabled are available.

Directions to Court: One block north of Fulton Avenue. One Main Street, Southern State, Northern State or Meadowbrook Parkways to Hempstead.

Glen Cove City Court
13 Glen Street
Glen Cove, NY 11542

City Courts will handle Penal Law and City Code Misdemeanors and minor offenses. They can also handle arraignments for felonies.

Court Phone #: (516) 676-1570

Court Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Parking: Public parking is available at Pulaski Street Garage.

Directions: Long Island Expressway or Northern State Parkway to exit for Route 107 North (Glen Cove Road). Eight (8) miles to fork in road & bear left. 2nd light at Pulaski Street, take a right. Parking garage is on the left.

Long Beach City Court
1 Chester Street
Long Beach, NY 11561

Court Phone #: (516) 431-1000

Parking: There is public parking available in front of City Hall.

Directions: Northern State Parkway of Southern State Parkway to Meadowbrook Parkway South; Meadowbrook to Loop Parkway to the end; take a right at Lido Boulevard; right on Centre Street.

Suffolk County Court

District Courts are only found within the State of New York in Nassau County and Suffolk County. District Courts have criminal jurisdiction over misdemeanors and lesser crimes, and also conduct arraignments for felony cases.

Suffolk County Supreme Court Complex
County Court

1 Court Street
Riverhead, NY 11901

Phone Number: (631) 852-2333

Court Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Parking: Parking for the disabled is available behind the courthouse

Directions to Supreme Court: L.I.E. – Exit 72. Go East on Route 25 two miles. Take a left on Court Street.

Suffolk County Supreme Court & First District Criminal Court
400 Carleton Avenue
P.O. Box 9075
Central Islip, NY 11722

Phone Number: (631) 853-7500

Court Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Parking: There is a parking available, spaces designated for the disabled.

Directions to Court: Take Southern Parkway, Exit 43A. North on Carleton Avenue to second light. Take a right at the light. Take the 1st right to enter the parking lot.

Arthur M. Cromarty Court Complex (Supreme Court & County Court)
210 Center Drive
Riverhead, NY 11901

Court Hours: 9:00 a.m. t0 5:00 p.m.

Parking: There is parking at the courthouse (disabled spaces available).

Directions:
Going Westbound: Take Exit 71; take right onto Route 24; there will be signs a few miles down the road.
Going Eastbound: Take Exit 61 North-Sunrise Highway; take Route 51 for seven miles, court is on the left.

Suffolk County Second District Court
30 East Hoffman Avenue
Lindenhurst, NY 11757

Court Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed 1-2 p.m.)

Court Phone Number: (631) 854-1121

Directions: Take Sunrise Hwy to Wellwood Avenue, make a right. Just before railroad tracks take a left on East Hoffman Avenue.

Suffolk County Third District Court
1850 New York Avenue
Huntington, NY 11746

Court Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed between 1-2:00 p.m.)

Phone Number: (631) 854-4545

Directions: On Main Street (Route 110) between Route 25 & Route 25A.

Suffolk County Fourth District Court
County Complex
Building C158
Veteran’s Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11787

Court Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed between 1-2:00 p.m.)

Court Phone Number: (631) 853-6408

Sixth District Court
150 West Main Street
Patchogue, NY 11772

Court Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed between 1-2:00 p.m.)

Court Phone Number: (631) 854-1440

Directions: On Main Street (Montauk Hwy-27A). L.I.E., Exit 63

Westchester County Courts

Westchester County Supreme and Criminal Court
111 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains, NY 10601

Court Hours:

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.

Directions to Court:

The court is located in Downtown White Plains, between Quarropos Street and Martine Avenue. Both the Bee-Line bus and Metro North stop there.

Parking: The court has metered parking lots.

Court Phone #: 914-824-5300

Directions: Court is located in downtown White Plains, between Quarropos Street and Martine Avenue.

Mount Vernon City Courts handle all regional Penal Law/City Code misdemeanors. They can also handle felony arraignments.
2 Roosevelt Square North, 2nd floor
Mount Vernon, NY 10550

Court Phone #: (914) 831- 6440

Parking: Municipal parking lot available as well as street parking.

Directions: One block east of Gramatan & West Prospect Avenue intersection in the business district.

New Rochelle City Court
475 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801

Court Phone #: (914) 654-2207

Court Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Parking: Public lot available

Directions: located in downtown New Rochelle.

Peekskill City Court
2 Nelson Avenue,
Peekskill, NY 10566

Court Phone#: (914) 831-6480<

Court Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Parking: across from the courthouse.

Directions: Take U.S. Route 9 to Main Street Exit. Proceed into Peekskill to intersection of Main and Nelson Ave.

Available Transportation: Bee-Line Bus 14,16, 17 & 18. Metro North

Rye City Court
21 Third Street
Rye, NY 10580

Court Phone #: (914) 831-6400

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Parking: public lot available

Directions: In Rye, off I-95 and I-287.

Public Transportation: Metro North

White Plains City Court
77 So. Lexington Ave.
White Plains, NY 10601

Court Phone#: (914) 824-5675

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Directions and Parking: See Westchester County Court information.

Yonkers City Court
100 S. Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10701

Court Phone#: (914) 831-6450

Parking: available across the street from court.

Directions: Court is located 1 mile from Cross County and Saw Mill River Parkways.

Valley Stream, Lynbrook, Baldwin, Malverne, Freeport, Oceanside, Long Beach, Elmont, Lakeview, West Hempstead, Hempstead, Merrick, Bellmore