Attorney Lookup – New York

NEW YORK STATE ATTORNEY DIRECTORY

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In New York, Lawyers/Attorneys are officers of the court.  The State Court in New York is the Unified Court System.  The Office of Court Administration is in charge of Attorney Registrations.  The Unified Court System has a searchable website on which you can search for a Lawyer in New York.

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You can search for an Attorney by name.  The New York Attorney Lookup system is a great way to make sure that the person that you are dealing with is actually an Attorney who is licensed in New York.  Upon inputting the Attorney’s name into the required search fields, you will be able to search for the Lawyer’s registration number, the Attorney’s registration status, and the year the Lawyer was admitted to practice law in the State of New York.  You can find the contact information for Lawyers throughout New York State using the New York State Attorney Directory.  This includes Lawyers in NYC.

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THINGS TO CONSIDER:

The New York Attorney Search Website warns that if you can not find the Lawyer that you are searching for, you should try to search again using a different spelling of the name.  The Lawyer search system seems to be a very exact search engine.  People may also use nicknames.  However, the database used on the New York Attorney Search site corresponds to Court records which may have more formal names and/or variants.  Such being the case, make sure you are not searching for a nickname and that you have the exact spelling of the name of the Lawyer you are searching for.  To search Attorneys, make sure that you have all the information you know about the attorney ready to input into the attorney search fields.  Google, Yahoo, & Bing are also very helpful if you are looking to get information which may assist you in obtaining proper spellings and information regarding a particular attorney.

If you still have problems, you should contact the New York State Office of Court Administration’s Attorney Registration Unit.  They can be reached at 212-428-2800 or by email at attyreg@courts.state.ny.us

EXAMPLES AND USES OF NEW YORK STATE ATTORNEY DIRECTORY:

Example #1: My wife and I are getting a divorce.  Someone referred me to a divorce lawyer in NY.  I was told he was one of the best lawyers in NY.  I personally have no experience with divorce lawyers in NY.  I have never worked with a divorce law firm.  It is important to me that I work with a Divorce Lawyer in NYC.  Can I use the Attorney Lookup New York Site/New York State Attorney Directory to find out more information to assist me in my Attorney Search?

You can use the New York State Attorney Directory to find NY Attorney registration information.  However, it will not tell you whether the lawyer is the best divorce attorney NY has to offer.

Example #2:  I told my friend I need the best criminal attorney he knows.  He knows many criminal defense attorneys.  He works at a criminal defense law firm.  There are so many criminal lawyers in New York City.  Many have approached me in the Courthouse.

It will not tell you whether the person is the best criminal attorney NY has to offer.  In fact, it will not even tell you if the lawyer is a DUI attorney, a divorce attorney or even a personal injury attorney.  It will tell you nothing about practice areas.  So if you want to find a New York City Criminal Defense Lawyer, you will have to find out if that person practices in that area.  Then you can check the New York State Attorney Directory to ensure that the Lawyer is actually admitted to practice in the State of New York, confirm his or her contact information and confirm that he or she is properly registered with the State to practice Law.

PLEASE NOTE: This site is not in any way affiliated with the Courts of any State.  This information is provided to assist people searching for an Attorney or information about someone who they have had dealings with who may be holding his or her self out as a Lawyer.  This site is not an endorsement of any person or entity nor is it intended to provide legal advice.

 

 

 

See Also

New York State Judicial Directory: Search for information about New York State Judges

 

To lookup attorneys in New York, click the magnifying glass on the top left and enter the name you are looking for.  The above data is provided to the public by the State of New York and is republished herein as a courtesy.  It is not as up to date as the information contained on the New York State Attorney Directory Website. No representations are made as to the accuracy of the information. It is furnished through OPEN NEW YORK.

 



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5 THINGS TO DO BEFORE SURRENDERING FOR ARREST

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If the police have contacted you and informed you that you are going to be arrested, there are two ways you can react.  You can get upset or you can consider yourself fortunate.  The truth is, most people don’t leave their homes thinking they will be arrested at some point during the day.  Having that information beforehand can be very helpful.  While getting arrested sucks, knowing you are going to get arrested is better than not knowing.  You can plan in ways that most people who are arrested can not.  Below are five tips that can be helpful given the cards that you have been dealt.

 

1) GET YOUR AFFAIRS IN ORDER PRIOR TO YOUR ARREST!

One of the worst parts of being put in jail is the fact that you will go MIA.  Many people will not know where you are.  If you are arrested without warning, you can spend at least a day or two in jail without warning.  If you know beforehand, you can work on getting your affairs in order.  Call your job and let them know you will be out or away.  Arrange for child care.  Arrange for your car to be put somewhere safe.  Pay any bills or other items that may be due during that time.  Basically, you should schedule your affairs in advance as if you are going on a short vacation.  Often, when people are arrested, they will be released pending trial or on bail.  If you will need to get bailed out, start calling people and making arrangements for bail.  In many jurisdictions, making bail arrangements prior to an arraignment can lead to your being released quicker.  Also try to get your inmate booking number and give it to your family and friends so that they can find out when you will be going to court.  It is also helpful to get the telephone number to the court, police department, and/or booking facility to your family and/or friends.  This will save time that will otherwise be spent on inmate search engines and looking for central booking sites for the number to a central booking facility.

 

2) EAT SOME FOOD BEFORE SURRENDERING…

If you have been charged with a crime and a Police Officer informs you that you have to surrender yourself, the last thing you are going to be worried about is eating.  In fact, most people will lose their appetites.  This is a serious mistake.  Just like the people that push the propaganda about how breakfast is the most important meal of the day, the meal you eat prior to getting arrested will often be quite important.  In some cases, you may not have access to food after being arrested for quite some time.  In other situations, you may get access to something that others are calling food, but that you would rather not eat.  Either way, what you eat before arrest will have a great impact on your jail experience for the first couple of hours or even the first day or two.  Avoid spicy foods and/or foods that do not agree with you.  If you are getting arrested, it is not the time to go eat spicy Indian food or Mexican food, especially if those items do not agree with you.  You know what is worse than having your stomach turning in knots?  Having to sit on the toilet with 10 or 20 strangers in an open room while they become increasingly angry about your inability to stop your meal from revisiting you in a holding cell.



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3) ARRANGE TO BE ABLE TO USE A PHONE

You can not assume you will have access to a phone.  While you may wish to avoid people, sometimes, when you have been arrested, there is a pay phone in a cell.  In such cases, it is helpful to have a phone card that allows you to call a 1800 number instead of using coins.  Do not assume that there will be a phone.  Do not assume that if there is a phone, you will be able to use quarters or other change.  Often, the phone is full or broken.  Your best way of possibly being able to make calls is to bring some change like a roll of quarters (which may be taken from you) and a prepaid phone card.  Also be aware that you may be put under duress because you have a phone card and people may ask you to use it.  This can be very uncomfortable and in some cases dangerous.  Getting a couple in small denominations is helpful.

 

4) WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHING

This is where knowing you are getting arrested before it happens can really be useful.  You may have to sit in your clothing for several days.  You also don’t know what you are going to encounter as far as temperature and conditions.  You may find yourself in a freezing room in the summer or in a hot room in the winter.  You may have to sleep on a floor or hard bench, or spending long periods of time sitting or laying on either.  You may want to dress in layers.  A top shirt or layer may double as a pillow or ground cloth.  Make sure your shoes are comfortable.  Also make sure that you look as nice as you can.  After all, at some point you will see a Judge who does not know you and will be making serious decisions about your life and freedom.  You may want to look the best you can.  You will also want to balance that with the fact that you may not see that Judge for a day or two and you will be in the same clothes.

5) SECURE YOUR VALUABLES

Jail is not the time to wear your fancy watch or to show off.  Often, the police will take your stuff for safe keeping.  If you do have a situation where they take items from you, try to make sure they are vouchered and that you get a receipt.  However, the best advice is, leave your valuables at home.

 

5) FIND AN ATTORNEY

If it is possible and you can afford one, you should hire an attorney before speaking to the police.  You have the right to remain silent.  It is not just a right, it is a really good idea.  Despite your inner voice telling you that you have nothing to hide, you should not speak to anyone unless you have an attorney present.  Speak to friends and family and ask for referrals for an attorney.  Attorneys who work on other types of matters for you are also a great source of referrals for a criminal attorney.  Just because your lawyer is a family lawyer, divorce attorney, immigration lawyer or personal injury lawyer does not mean that he or she does not know a good criminal lawyer!  Call people you trust and have them help you find an attorney.



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ON HIS RECENT ACQUITTAL FOR A CLIENT IN CONNECTION WITH A MURDER CHARGE IN BRONX COUNTY!!!

*THIS SITE IS RUN BY A CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY NEW YORK CITY AND NOT BY THE COURTS*

A New York Criminal Defense Lawyer describes 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.  The information contained on this site is written by a criminal lawyer and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship, but rather, to give information to individuals who are trying to find people.

How Do You Find People? Arrest Inquiry:

Are you looking for someone?  Are you asking “how can I find people” who were arrested?  This site was created by a criminal lawyer to help answer the question: How do you find people who were arrested?  If you are looking to find people, click the below links for information that can help you find people arrested in New York City.

How Do You Get A Lawyer?:

How Do You Get A Lawyer when you are arrested in New York?  Each person arrested in New York City gets a free attorney consultation with a government provided criminal lawyer.   These lawyers are not all from the Legal Aid Society.  Many of these lawyers are new york city defense attorneys who are appointed by the court.  These new york city criminal defense lawyers are paid by the government.  There are a number of criminal lawyers in nyc that are on the panel that is appointed to these types of cases.  Despite what many believe, many of these lawyers are top criminal attorneys.

NEW YORK ARREST RESOURCES FROM CENTRALBOOKING.INFO (Created by a Lawyer/Attorney/Law Firm):

Click Below to go to the relevant pages (written by a private criminal lawyer):

WHAT IS AN ARRAIGNMENT???

New York Arraignment Process

WHERE IS THE CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE?

How To Find An Inmate In New York

How Do I Find My Next Court Date? Who Arrested?

How Do I Find Out If Someone Has A Bail?

How Do I Find Out What Someone’s Bail Is?

How Do I Find Out What Someone Was Charged With?

How Do I Find Out What I Was Charged With?

FREE DOWNLOAD – NEW YORK CITY ARRAIGNMENT/ARREST INFORMATION SHEET – Created by a Lawyer/Attorney/Law Firm

CLICK HERE TO FIND SOMEONE’S BAIL AMOUNT IN NEW YORK

Where Can I Hire A Lawyer To Represent Myself Or A Loved One In A Criminal Case?

Arraignment Clerk Information – Places to Call in NYC if Someone was Arrested or to find out if someone was arrested in New York City.  Wondering how to find someone arrested in New York City? This is a good starting point. Even if someone is in Central Booking or a county detention facility in New York City after being arrested, the Arraignment Clerk might be able to help!

New York City County List

New York City has five (5) boroughs.  Each borough in New York City is a different county.  Each county has a different court.  When people are arrested in a certain borough or county, they go to the jail in that county.  If you are looking for someone arrested in a specific borough in New York City, you need to know the names of the counties in New York City.  Below is a list of counties in New York that will help you figure out what county detention facility someone arrested may be in.

This being the case, you don’t have to be a criminal lawyer to figure out where to look for someone:

So if you think someone is in Central Booking in the Bronx, call the arraignment clerk in Bronx County.

If you think someone is in Central Booking in Brookyn, call the arraignment clerk in Kings County.

If you think someone is in Central Booking in Queens, call the arraignment clerk in Queens County.

If you think someone is in Central Booking in Manhattan, call the arraignment clerk in New York County.

If you think someone is in Central Booking in Staten Island, call the arraignment clerk in Richmond County.

If you know for sure someone has been arrested in New York City and you want to find someone arrested in New York City, click the link on the top of the page to get the number to the arraignment clerk in the county in which the person was arrested.

 

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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???

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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.

 

In New York City Criminal Courts, 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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ARRAIGNMENT CLERK INFORMATION

FIND SOMEONE ARRESTED IN NEW YORK

ARRAIGNMENT PROCESS NYC

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TO FIND THE ARRAIGNMENT CLERK’S PHONE NUMBER, CLICK HERE

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Phone: 212-675-7955
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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

HIRE AN ATTORNEY

Oeser-Sweat, P.C.
419 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor
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Phone: 212-675-7955
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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.

 

 

Oeser-Sweat, P.C.
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New York, New York
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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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HAS YOUR LOVED ONE BEEN
ARRESTED IN NEW YORK CITY?

DON’T PANIC! This page will attempt to help you through the next 24 hours.It is a Law Firm web page and can be considered attorney advertising, but will help you whether you hire our firm or anyone else.Your goal right now is to try and bring your loved one home.

Usually, within 24 hours from a person’s arrest, that person will have an arraignment in the criminal court in the county in which he or she was arrested. First the person will probably go to the precinct.If you speak to your loved one, make sure he or she does not give any statements and requests a lawyer, or
states that he or she has a lawyer if such is the case.This is important and can make a HUGE difference later in a case.

After the person is processed at the precinct, the person moves to a Central Booking Unit and eventually to the Courthouse. Before he or she is court ready, he or she will be identified by the ARREST NUMBER.GET THIS NUMBER FROM CENTRAL BOOKING.Once at the Courthouse, the person is eventually processed and once he or she receives a DOCKET NUMBER.The ARREST NUMBER and the DOCKET NUMBER are crucial to tracking the progress of the person’s case.Often, once there is a DOCKET NUMBER, the case is court ready and the person will be arraigned in front of a judge.

CJA INTERVIEW

Don’t go leaving the phone just yet.An agency is going to
interview your loved one and prepare a report that will be considered during the BAIL decision.It Is called CJA.They will interview your loved one and then attempt to confirm the information given.This means they will be calling the number your loved one gives.If possible, make sure you discuss with your loved one who will be called and what number they should call.  MAKE SURE SOMEONE PICKS THAT PHONE UP!

 

 

CENTRAL BOOKING UNITS:

Bronx

215 East 161st Street

(718) 590-2817

Brooklyn

120 Schermerhorn Street

(718) 875-6303

Manhattan

100 Centre Street

(212) 374-3921

(212) 374-3942

(212) 374-3838

Queens

125-01 Queens Blvd.

(718) 268-4523

Staten Island

78 Richmond Terrace

(718) 876-8490

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WHAT IS AN ARRAIGNMENT???

An arraignment is when the Court officially takes jurisdiction over a case.Now they have a file, with a DOCKET NUMBER, a
Complaint set forth by the District Attorney and they have your loved one in custody.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).

IMMIGRATION ISSUES

If your loved one IS NOT A CITIZEN of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, you MUST MAKE SURE THE ATTORNEY KNOWS THIS.This is very important.There are important additional considerations that must be accounted for when NON-CITIZENS are charged with a crime.Please
make sure you bring any immigration issues to the attention of your attorney
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THE COURT SET BAIL, NOW WHAT!?

READY SET GO.It happens that quick sometimes.If you
can post bail in the Courtroom (it wont be there but if you can do it RIGHT AWAY) let the attorney handling the arraignment know so that he can inform the
Court.
He or she should know BEFORE the arraignment, not after.This is because if the Court isn’t aware that
bail is about to be posted, the person might be sent to a Borough house/holding facility.You can then post bail at a
number of locations at that point, but your loved one’s release may be delayed.This could happen anyway, but if you have any chance at a more expeditious release, it is doing things in this manner.


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 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

Other Numbers:

Police Precinct Information: (212) 374-5000

District Attorney’s Office (New York County): 212-335-9000

Legal Aid: (212) 732-5000

Prisoner Information: (888) 846-3469 or 311

Midtown Court (314 West 54th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues):

646-264-1308

 

Related Pages:

Arraignment Clerk Information

How to Locate An Inmate In New York

Find Someone Arrested In New York City NYC

WHERE IS THE CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE?

How To Find An Inmate In New York

How Do I Find My Next Court Date?

FREE DOWNLOAD – NEW YORK CITY ARRAIGNMENT/ARREST INFORMATION SHEET

WHAT IS AN ARRAIGNMENT???

New York Arraignment Process

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OESER-SWEAT, P.C.
419 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor
New York, New York 10003
Bar Admissions
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court,District of Vermont
  • U.S. District Court,District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • State of New York
  • State of New Jersey
Education
  • St. John’s University School of Law, Jamaica, NY, J.D., 2001
  • New York University, College of Art and Science, New York, B.A.,  1998
    • Samuel F.B. Morse Scholar: Full Scholarship
    • Recipient of four year, $20,000 Research Grant
    • Deans List (Spring and Fall 1997)
    • Sophomore Class Representative, Student Government
Practice Areas
Representative Commercial Industries
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  • Restaurant Industry
  • Marketing Services
  • Publishing
  • Film and Television
  • Real Estate Licensing/Start Up Incubator Advising and Implementation
  • Retailing & Apparel
  • Internet Companies and distribution models
REPRESENTATIVE CRIMINAL AREAS
Domestic Disputes
Assault/Attempted Assault
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI/DUI)
Narcotics Matters (CRACK, COCAINE, MARIJUANA, ETC.)
Murder/Attempted Murder
Violation of Probation
Violation of Parole
Sex Offenses/Rape
Burglary/Robbery/Theft
Guns/Firearms/Weapons
White Collar Crime
Fraud/Mortgage Fraud/Insurance Fraud/Health Care Fraud
Bribery
Gambling Offenses
Police Surrenders
Arraignments
Bail/Bail Reduction
Certificates of Relief from Civil Disabilities
Recent Trials:
People v. Weisner (2008-2013)
Supreme Court of New York – Bronx County
Charge: Murder in the Second Degree
Outcome: Acquittal
Selected Legal Publications:

DNA: Forensic and Legal Applications. Kobilinski, L., T.F. Liotti, J. Spector, and J. Oeser-Sweat. 

Book Foreword by Dr. James Watson, Nobel Laureate (John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 2005).

Selected Scientific Publications:

Bottone, E.J., J.L. Oeser, W.A. Quezada, and A. A. Perez. 1995. Microbial Hazards Associated with Exfoliative Devices.  Med. Microbiol. Lett.  3:363-373

Bottone, E.J., A. A. Perez II, and J.L. Oeser. 1994. Loofah Sponges as Reservoirs and Vehicles in the Transmission of Potentially Pathogenic Bacterial Species to Human Skin.  J. Clin. Microbiol.  32:469-472.

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Find Someone Arrested In New York City NYC

WHERE IS THE CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE?

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How Do I Find My Next Court Date?

FREE DOWNLOAD – NEW YORK CITY ARRAIGNMENT/ARREST INFORMATION SHEET

WHAT IS AN ARRAIGNMENT???

New York Arraignment Process

 

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