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NEW YORK CITY ARRAIGNMENT/ARREST INFORMATION SHEET

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If someone you know was arrested in New York City and you are looking for that person and trying to figure out what to do, this information sheet will help.  It contains important New York City Criminal Court information including Court Addresses and phone numbers.  The sheet contains the numbers that you need to call to find an arrest number and a docket number which can help you find out when your loved one will be arraigned in a New York City Criminal Court and when that person will see a judge.


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WHAT IS AN ARRAIGNMENT???


An arraignment is when the Court officially takes jurisdiction over a case. Everyone comes together in front of a judge and they formally charge the person with the crime alleged. A plea is entered at that time (GUILTY/NOT GUILTY). If a NOT GUILTY PLEA is entered, the Court must then decide whether the person charged should stay in jail or be released. The Court sets a BAIL. The Court usually tries to assess flight risk when considering bail. This means, the Court, which does not know your loved one, will have to figure out whether he or she will return to Court. They use lots of factors, including the nature of the charges, the person’s job history and educational background, and whether or not the person has significant ties to the community. They also take note of who has bothered to come to court on behalf of the person during the arraignment. IT IS THE LAWYER WHO WILL ARGUE THE BAIL APPLICATION. There may be no BAIL. In that case, the person is released on his or her own recognizance (ROR). That means the person can leave and will come back at a later date. If a bail is set, the person will be held until bail is posted.THE REST OF THE CASE WILL BE DEALT WITH AT LATER DATES. THERE WILL NOT BE A TRIAL ON THE DAY OF ARRAIGNMENT. Arraignments usually happen from 9am to 1am – 7 days a week (except Staten Island/Richmond County).

 

What is a DP?

DP stands for “Decline Prosecution” or when the District Attorney (DA) declines to prosecute a case.  This means that someone who has been arrested will not have any further action taken against him or her.  While the DA can file charges at a later date, often, this does not occur.  Sometimes, someone will say they were DP’ed.  When someone is released after arrest but before the arraignment (released before seeing a Judge) because the DA decides to decline prosecute a case, it is said that they were DPed.

In some situations, a person who was DP’d may want to consider contacting a lawyer regarding a possible civil rights suit and/or false imprisonment, false arrest action.  This is especially the case where a person who was arrested suffers damages.  Damages can be due to police brutality but may arise from someone losing days of work, having expenses as a result of an arrest, or from property damage that occurs as a result to or incident to an arrest.

If you are looking to talk to a lawyer regarding a civil rights case against the City of New York, you should do so RIGHT AWAY.  There are may rules that can bar your case if you don’t take action within a certain amount of time.  This applies to suits against the City in general, including false arrest, malicious prosecution, excessive force, civil rights, police brutality, false imprisonment, and similar cases.  While our firm handles these cases, this information, as with the rest of the information on our site, is provided for informational purposes and is not intended to create an attorney/client – lawyer/client relationship.  You should discuss these issues with your lawyer.

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Please Note:

WWW.CENTRALBOOKING.INFO is run by a private law firm. We have tried to compile information helpful to those who have had a friend or loved one arrested in New York City. This site however, IS NOT RUN BY THE COURTS, OR ANY GOVERNMENT AGENCY. We have tried throughout the site to help the General Public and our clients navigate the arraignment, central booking and arrest process by providing what we believe is information that will be helpful.

We have received many calls regarding Central Booking Numbers and the fact that many do not work or just ring. It may be helpful to call the arraignment clerk in the county that your friend or loved one was arrested in for assistance.

PLEASE NOTE, THESE NUMBERS CHANGE PERIODICALLY.

The following numbers may be of assistance to those seeking to obtain information regarding the arrest of a loved one and a future arraignment date/time:

Arraignment Clerks:

Bronx

718-618-3008

Brooklyn/Kings

718-243-2545, 718-643-5296, 718-643-5675, 718-243-3501

New York County

646-386-4545, 3921

Queens County

718-298-0736

Richmond County

718-390-8400

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Get out a pen and some paper. You should get the following useful information from Central Booking, the Police Department that made the arrest, or the Arraignment Clerk at the Criminal Courthouse:

Arrest Number:
Date & Time of Arrest:
County of Arrest:
Docket Number:

These Items will be helpful for tracking your loved one through the New York Criminal Courts and Central Booking. The ARREST NUMBER is used by CENTRAL BOOKING and the POLICE DEPARTMENT (NYPD) to track people. The DOCKET NUMBER is used by the CRIMINAL COURT to track a Defendant’s Case. Each case gets a separate docket number. Each time someone is arrested, they get assigned a different ARREST NUMBER. The best way to get information is to call central booking and get the person’s ARREST NUMBER and then call the Arraignment Clerk’s at the Criminal Court in the County in which the person was arrested to get a Docket Number and find out when the person might be arraigned.

If someone is arrested, especially when the arrest was in the evening, that person will probably not see a judge until the next day. Sometimes, the person will see a judge the same day. A good rule of thumb, which is not absolute, is that the process can take about 24 hours.


 

REMEMBER:
OFTEN THE PHONES ARE BEING STAFFED BY ONE OR TWO PEOPLE FOR THE WHOLE COUNTY. THE CLERKS WORK VERY HARD. THEY HAVE TO DEAL WITH HUNDREDS OF CONFUSED PEOPLE A DAY. DESPITE YOUR FRUSTRATION, BE KIND AND FRIENDLY TO THE CLERKS. PEOPLE SOMETIMES FORGET THAT A CLERK THAT PICKS UP THE PHONE IS JUST DOING HIS OR HER JOB AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ARREST THAT HAS TAKEN PLACE. BY PICKING UP THE PHONE, THAT PERSON HAS SHOWN THAT HE OR SHE WOULD LIKE TO HELP YOU AND GET YOU INFORMATION, IF HE OR SHE CAN. A LITTLE KINDNESS CAN GO A LONG WAY!

Please Note:
WWW.CENTRALBOOKING.INFO is run by a private law firm. We have tried to compile information helpful to those who have had a friend or loved one arrested in New York City. This site however, IS NOT RUN BY THE COURTS, OR ANY GOVERNMENT AGENCY. We have tried throughout the site to help the General Public and our clients navigate the arraignment, central booking and arrest process by providing what we believe is information that will be helpful.

 

 

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WHERE IS THE COURTHOUSE?

You can use google maps to get directions to the Courthouse. Here are the addresses:

Manhattan (New York County) Criminal Court:
100 Centre Street, NY NY
Trains: 4,5,6 To Brooklyn Bridge. Walk North. J,M,Z, R, 6 to Canal Street Walk South.

Queens Criminal Court:
125-01 Queens Blvd., Queens New York
Trains: E or F train to the Union Turnpike. Buses: Q46, Q60, Q37, Q74

Bronx Criminal Court:
215 East 161st Street, Bronx, NY
Trains: 4 train to 161st Street.

Brooklyn Criminal Court (Kings County):
20 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY
Trains: M, R to Court St.; 2, 3, 4, 5 to Boro Hall; A, C, F to Jay St./Boro Hall

Staten Island Criminal Court (Richmond County):
67 Targee Street, Staten Island, NY
Trains: Stapleton (0.5 mi) SIR

 

Click here for the Criminal Courts in Erie County New York

 

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An Explanation of the Arraignment Process in New York City Courts. This information is provided so that loved ones and family members of someone arrested in New York City can have information that will help get a Loved One home quicker after he or she has been arrested. These items will help one track someone from arrest to arraignment. See our full video that describes the process from arrest to arraignment for more information.

 

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How Do I Get My Property Back After Arrest in New York City?

Getting your stuff back after an arrest is not always as simple as asking for it back.  One of the biggest questions that first has to be asked is: WHY WAS THE PROPERTY TAKEN?

If your property was taken for SAFEKEEPING:

The owner of the property(or his or her representative – requires notarized letter):

  • must go to the borough property clerk office (Don’t wait a long time)
  • must have valid state issued identification (ID)
  • must have an “invoice number”

 

If your property was taken as Arrest Evidence:

The owner of the property(or his or her representative – requires notarized letter):

  • must go to the borough property clerk office no later than 120 days after the termination of the criminal proceedings
  • must have valid state issued identification (ID)
  • must have an “invoice number”
  • must have a District Attorney’s Release or a supervising District Attorney’s statement refusing to grant a release

If the property is not claimed or demanded before the 120 day period is up, the property may be disposed of by the Police Department Property Clerk.

 

New York Police Department Property Clerk Office Phone Numbers

NYPD Property Clerk Manhattan Property Office (646) 610-5906

NYPD Property Clerk Bronx Property Office (718) 590-2806

NYPD Property Clerk Brooklyn Property Office (718) 875-6675

NYPD Property Clerk Queens Property Office (718) 433-2678

NYPD Property Clerk Staten Island Property Office (718) 876-8413

MORE INFORMATION ON GETTING PROPERTY BACK FROM POLICE:

CLICK HERE for New York Police Department Property Clerk Page

CLICK HERE for NYPD Property Clerk Return of Property Page (non-car)

CLICK HERE for NYPD Property Clerk Return of Vehicle Page

CLICK HERE for New York Legal Aid Brochure – How Do I Get My Stuff Back? (Another Amazing Job by Legal Aid!)

NYPD PROPERTY CLERK ADDRESS LIST

Manhattan Property Clerk Offices

1 Police Plaza – Room S-20

(Street level of Police Headquarters)

New York, N.Y. 10038

(646) 610-5906

Hours:  Monday through Friday; 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. (Closed Holidays)

 

Bronx Property Clerk Office

215 East 161st Street — Room C27

(Sub-basement of Bronx County Criminal Court Building)

Bronx, N.Y. 10451

(718) 590-2806

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM (Closed Holidays)

 

Brooklyn Property Clerk Office

301 Gold Street

(Ground Floor – Between the Firehouse & the 84th Precinct)

Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201

(718) 875-6675

Hours: Monday through Friday; 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. (Closed Holidays)

Queens Property Clerk Office

47-07 Pearson Place

(Entrance at rear of building on Austell Place)

Long Island City, N.Y. 11101

(718) 433-2678

Hours: Monday through Friday; 8 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Closed Holidays)

 

Staten Island Property Clerk Office

1 Edgewater Plaza – Room 521

Staten Island, N.Y. 10305

Phone: (718) 876-8413

Hours: Monday through Friday; 9 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. (Closed Holidays)

 

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Summary of Steps that loved ones and family members of someone arrested in New York City should take to help get that person home quicker after he or she has been arrested. These items will help one track someone from arrest to arraignment. See our full video that describes the process from arrest to arraignment for more information.
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*THIS SITE MAY BE CONSIDERED ATTORNEY ADVERTISING IN CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS* Private Criminal Lawyer Jamel Oeser-Sweat, Esq. quickly discussing whether someone should hire a private attorney during arraignment in New York City.  The decision to hire a private criminal lawyer is an important one.  You should choose an experienced lawyer and/or law firm that you trust.  However, it is important not to discount the work done by Legal Aid Lawyers.  Legal Aid handles the majority of the cases in the City of New York.  Other attorneys that are assigned by the Court are on a panel and often also have their own private practices.  Some people do not realize that despite the fact that they have been “assigned” a lawyer, the lawyer may be a “private” lawyer.  These lawyers are part of the “Assigned Counsel Plan” and are screened and must meet certain requirements in order to take cases.  These lawyers are also referred to as “18-B” lawyers. Click Here for a New York Times Article on 18-B Lawyers.

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