WEBCRIMS 

THE WEBCRIMS WEBSITE UNOFFICIAL FAQ PAGE!

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Trying to find out what someone was charged with in New York?

Want to know the criminal charges against someone?

Find Out Who Was Arrested in New York!

TO FIND OUT WHAT SOMEONE WAS CHARGED WITH IN NEW YORK AND TO GET CRIMINAL CASE INFORMATION, USE WEBCRIMS!!!

(WEBCRIMS IS A NEW YORK STATE UNIFIED COURT SYSTEM WEBSITE, THIS PAGE IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH THE UNIFIED COURT SYSTEM AND IS INTENDED TO HELP INDIVIDUALS LEARN ABOUT WEBCRIMS)

WHAT IS WEBCRIMS?

WEBCRIMS is an E-COURTS website in New York State that can be used to get information on what people have been charged with in criminal cases.  According to the WEBCRIMS site itself, “WebCrims provides information on criminal cases with future appearance dates for selected New York State Courts of criminal jurisdiction.”  WEBCRIMS is one of New York State’s ECOURTs/E-COURTS websites.  WEBCRIMS is New York’s Criminal ECOURT Site.  Basically, you can use the WEBCRIMS website for the following:

  • If you want to find someone’s next court date in criminal court.
  • If you want to find the charges against someone in criminal court/look up criminal charges.
  • If you want to find out someone’s bail/find out if the Court set a bail, use WEBCRIMS.  CLICK HERE FOR OUR PAGE ON HOW TO LEARN HOW TO FIND SOMEONE’S BAIL ON WEBCRIMS
  • If you want to find out if someone’s criminal case is still going.
  • If you want to find out if someone’s criminal case has been dismissed, you can use it. (If the case is not in WEBCRIMS, it probably is not on the criminal court calendar)
  • If you want to see the Criminal Court Calendar, use WEBCRIMS to determine the next court date in different Court parts.
  • If you want to find out who the Lawyer is on a case/find out who the attorney representing someone in a case is.
  • If you want to find out who the District Attorney is on a criminal case/find out who the prosecutor on a case is.
  • If you want to get information about a summons in New York City, use WEBCRIMS.
  • Find out if someone has an open criminal case in New York/view pending criminal cases.

CLICK HERE TO FIND CRIMINAL CHARGES USING WEBCRIMS (TAKES YOU TO WEBCRIMS WEBSITE)


FIND OUT WHO WAS ARRESTED!

Looking for someone who was arrested in New York?  What to know WHO IS IN JAIL?  You can use webcrims to find out who is in jail in New York!

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When people are arrested in New York (particularly New York City), they are arrested by the Police (most of the time).  So when the NYPD arrests someone, you are not going to find them without going to or calling the police station.  Sometimes, they drive around in vans for a while until they are finally processed.  When the person is processed and put into the system, sometimes you can find out information about them by calling the arraignment clerk.  WEBCRIMS is an amazing site, however, they will not be on WEBCRIMS yet.  The best way to think of WEBCRIMS is to think of it as the calendar for the New York Criminal Courts.  It contains Supreme Court and Criminal Court cases that are scheduled for a court date in the future.  WEBCRIMS is a future appearance system.  If a case does not have a future appearance scheduled, it will not usually be on WEBCRIMS.

SO CAN I FIND SOMEONE ARRESTED ON WEBCRIMS?!?!?

Once someone has been arrested in New York, they have to be processed before they can see a Judge.  Until that person has a court file and that information is entered into the Court system computer, you will not see them on WEBCRIMS.  That means that you may not see someone on the WEBCRIMS website until right before or right after that person is arraigned.  Before that person sees a Judge at arraignment, you are not going to see any accurate information about who the District Attorney on a case is, or what bail the court has set in a case.  Once the arraignment has happened (or right before) you can see someone’s charges on WEBCRIMS.  You can also see someone’s next court date on WEBCRIMS.  WEBCRIMS will also show if the court set a bail in a criminal case.

HOW CAN YOU SEARCH FOR CASES ON WEBCRIMS?

Remember, WEBCRIMS only has active CRIMINAL cases (and summonses).  If someone was arrested and the charges were dropped or if they took a plea at arraignment and the case is OVER, then you may never see the case on WEBCRIMS, even if the person was arrested and charged with a crime.  WEBCRIMS is a system which shows active cases in real time.  This is important because a great deal of the criminal cases that get filed in New York are dealt with by plea at arraignment.

CLICK HERE TO FIND IF THE COURT SET BAIL USING WEBCRIMS (TAKES YOU TO WEBCRIMS WEBSITE)



IF A CASE IS NOT ON WEBCRIMS, DOES THAT MEAN THE CASE IS CLOSED?

NO!  Just because a criminal case is not on WEBCRIMS does not mean it is not a pending or open criminal case.  Sometimes cases do not appear because the new court date has not been entered into the system yet.  Sometimes a case will not appear on WEBCRIMS because someone missed court and a warrant has been issued.  When the Judge issues a warrant, a new court date is not set.  This is a good example of a case that is still open and is still pending but does not have a future court date.  Such being said, the site is NOT an accurate way to rule out whether someone has an open case.  WEBCRIMS shows you if someone has a court date coming up in an open case (most of the time).  Another example of cases that are open which might not appear on WEBCRIMS are violations of probation or parole.  Sometimes people are on probation and they violate that probation (or parole) and get arrested.  In those cases, they can be arrested and remanded and will be held in a jail.  The person will not appear in WEBCRIMS in the probation example until the court sets a court date for a hearing.  In the parole example, because the hearings are administrative hearings, you may not see the person in WEBCRIMS.  Generally, case information is updated quickly on WEBCRIMS (daily), but that is not always the case.

CLICK HERE TO FIND CRIMINAL CHARGES USING WEBCRIMS (TAKES YOU TO WEBCRIMS WEBSITE)

FIGURE IS FROM THE WEBCRIMS SITE AND IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES SO THAT INDIVIDUALS CAN SEE WHAT THE OFFICIAL SITE LOOKS LIKE.  THIS SITE IS NOT AFFILIATED IN ANY WAY WITH THE WEBCRIMS SITE OR THE UNIFIED COURT SYSTEM.  

YOU CAN FIND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON WEBCRIMS:

  • You can find the Defendant’s Name
  • YOU CAN FIND THE CRIMINAL CASE NUMBER
  • You can find a Summons Number
  • You can find the next court date
  • You can find criminal case information
    • You can find the Court a case is in on WEBCRIMS
    • You can find the Court Part a criminal case is in
    • You can find the Judge that is handling a criminal case
  • You can find a Defendant’s Birth Year
  • You can find the date a crime/incident took place
  • You can often find the arresting officer’s information
  • You can find the date of arrest
  • You can find the time of arrest

YOU CAN NOT USE WEBCRIMS TO FIND:

  • You can not find criminal cases that have been dismissed on WEBCRIMS
  • You can not find criminal cases that are closed on WEBCRIMS
  • You can not find cases without a future court date on WEBCRIMS (if a person missed court and now has a warrant and no future court date has been set, the case will not appear on webcrims)
  • You can not find a case on WEBCRIMS if a Judge has decided to seal the case
  • You can not find a case in which an eligible YOUTHFUL OFFENDER has been arrested and prosecuted on WEBCRIMS
  • You can not use WEBCRIMS as an arrest inquiry – Cases don’t appear on WEBCRIMS immediately after someone is arrested

 I HAVE A DAT, CAN I FIND MY NEXT COURT DATE ON WEBCRIMS?

NO (most of the time)!  You can not use WEBCRIMS to find your next Court Date.  This is because when you get a DAT, the NYPD is giving you a ticket with the next court date.  The Court will not yet have that information and so they have not yet imputed it into the WEBCRIMS system.  That being the case, even though you have a DAT, it will not always appear on WEBCRIMS.  Just because you can not find your DAT information on WEBCRIMS does not mean you do not have court or that you do not have an open case.  Even if you don’t see your DAT on WEBCRIMS, you still have to go to court on the date of your DAT and/or on the date that any letter from the court tells you to appear.

 

CAN I FIND MY NEXT CRIMINAL COURT DATE ON WEBCRIMS?

YES!  If your case is pending you can find your Criminal Court date using WEBCRIMS.  As you can see from the picture below, the WEBCRIMS Appearances menu shows criminal case details including the date and part in which the criminal case is pending.  It will also show you past court appearance dates in connection with a particular case.  The Appearance menu screen will also show you the outcome of the court appearance and what the bail status is.  For instance, it will tell you if the case has been adjourned and if bail has been continued.  It may also tell you if a Defendant was remanded and taken into custody by a court.

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WEBCRIMS: FIND COURT CHARGES IN NEW YORK COURTS:

If a Defendant was arrested in New York and has a criminal case in certain New York State Courts, you can get the criminal charges against them on WEBCRIMS. You can do the following on the site:

  • Find charges against someone in :
  • New York City Criminal Court
  • Bronx Criminal Court
  • Queens Criminal Court
  • Richmond Criminal Court
  • KINGS Criminal Court
  • Brooklyn Criminal Court
  • Manhattan Criminal Court
  • Nassau Criminal Court
  • Suffolk Criminal Court
  • Dutchess County Court
  • Erie County Court
  • Orange County Court
  • Putnam County Court
  • Rockland County Court
  • Westchester County Court
  • Buffalo City Court

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT WHAT SOMEONE WAS ARRESTED FOR USING WEBCRIMS (TAKES YOU TO WEBCRIMS  WEBSITE)

JUST A NOTE:

People mistakenly use the following terms to find the New York State Unified Court System WEBCRIMS site:

  • webcrim
  • www.webcrims.com
  • webcrimes
  • web crims

This is not the official WEBCRIMS website and neither are some of the other sites that you may find that discuss WEBCRIMS.  Only the Unified Court System Site contains the WEBCRIMS official Site.



HOW DO I FIND THE AMOUNT OF SOMEONE’S BAIL?

If someone has been arrested in New York State and has been arraigned by a Judge in a New York State Supreme Court, a New York State District Court or a New York State Criminal Court, you can use the Webcrims system to find out someone’s bail amount.  You can use webcrims to find someone’s bail if they have an open court case in the following courts:

  • Bronx Criminal Court
  • Bronx Supreme Court – Criminal Term
  • Buffalo City Court
  • Dutchess County Court
  • Erie County Court
  • Kings Criminal Court
  • Kings Supreme Court – Criminal Term
  • Nassau County Court – Criminal Term
  • Nassau First District Court
  • New York Criminal Court
  • New York Supreme Court – Criminal Term
  • Orange County Court
  • Putnam County Court
  • Queens Criminal Court
  • Queens Supreme Court – Criminal Term
  • Richmond Criminal Court
  • Richmond Supreme Court – Criminal Term
  • Rockland County Court – Criminal Term
  • Suffolk County Court – Criminal Term
  • Suffolk First District Court
  • Westchester County Court – Criminal Term

Find how much someone’s bail is in New York by going to the webcrims website and looking up the current status of the defendant’s criminal case. You can follow these directions for the process of finding out what the status of someone’s criminal case is and for finding out the amount of someone’s bail or whether the person has a bail in a New York Court:

  1. CLICK HERE to go to the Webcrims website.
  2. Log in as a public User.  Enter the CAPTCHA code that you see on the screen to log in.
  3. Click the option for Find Defendant by Name. 
  4. Enter the Defendant’s Name and Search for his/her case
  5. Click on the Criminal Case that you are interested in getting information for
  6. Click Appearances (under case details on the left)
  7. The amount of the bail should appear in the “outcome/release status” column on the far right side (remember that “released on own recognizance means that the person was released without having to post a bail)



In the instance below, the person was released on his or her own recognizance and did not have to pay bail:

In the Instance below, the initially had a $5,000 bail.  You can also see that the bail was not posted.  However, at some point in the most recent court appearances, you can see that the person had an ROR status, which means that the court decided that there was no need for a bail.

 

 

*Please note that this process can also be used to find an open criminal case in New York/Find out if someone has a current criminal matter in New York State.

RELATED LINKS:

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE CASH BAIL REFUND PROCESS IN NEW YORK CITY – A New York City Department of Finance pamphlet which provides information on how bail is refunded in New York City, how bail is forfeited in New York City, and assigning bail to an attorney or assigning bail to another person in New York City.

CLICK HERE to Find Information on BAIL ONLINE in ERIE COUNTY NY

LOCATE AN INMATE IN NEW YORK STATE – This resource is helpful for those looking to find an inmate in a New York State Jail or New York State Prison.

WHAT IS BAIL? – This comprehensive article discusses what bail is and concepts that one may find helpful in understanding how a court decides what the bail set should be.

How Do I Find My Next Court Date? This article is helpful for those looking to find their next court date in a criminal court case in New York State.  The Article provide’s links to webcrims, a criminal court case information site which can be used to find a defendant’s next court date in New York.

POST BAIL IN NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FACILITY – Click Here to go to the New York City Department of Corrections’ page on posting bail for someone held in a NYC DOC facility.

 

Disclaimer: WEBCRIMS is a New York State Unified Court System run website and is not run by this site and is in no way affiliated with this site.  This site is a private site and is not intended to provide legal advice.  This site is not in anyway affiliated with any governmental agency and/or court.  This information is provided free of charge for the benefit of the public.  Please consult your attorney for legal advice.

This page is not intended to create an attorney client relationship or to give specific legal advice to any specific individuals.  The pages on this website are provided to give assistance in understanding general legal concepts.  The law can vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.  Such being the case, if you have specific questions, please discuss them with your Lawyer or, if you do not have a Lawyer, please consider hiring one or seeking assistance from a Legal Aid provider.

CONGRATULATIONS TO JAMEL OESER-SWEAT, ESQ

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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COURT CLOSING UPDATE:

NEW YORK COURTS WILL BE CLOSED ON CERTAIN HOLIDAYS in 2014

NEW YORK COURTS ARE CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY December 25, 2013 (Christmas)

NEW YORK COURTS ARE CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY January 1, 2014

NEW YORK COURTS ARE CLOSED ON MONDAY January 20, 2014 (MLK’s Birthday)

NEW YORK COURTS ARE CLOSED ON MONDAY February 17, 2014

NEW YORK COURTS ARE CLOSED ON MONDAY May 26, 2014

NEW YORK COURTS ARE CLOSED ON FRIDAY July 4, 2014

NEW YORK COURTS ARE CLOSED ON MONDAY September 1, 2014

NEW YORK COURTS ARE CLOSED ON MONDAY October 13, 2014

NEW YORK COURTS ARE CLOSED ON TUESDAY November 4, 2014

NEW YORK COURTS ARE CLOSED ON TUESDAY November 11, 2014

NEW YORK COURTS ARE CLOSED ON THURSDAY November 27, 2014

NEW YORK COURTS ARE CLOSED ON THURSDAY December 25, 2014

For More Information go to the Unified Court System Site: CLICK HERE

Are you looking for information relating to when your next court date is? Are you asking how you find your next court date in a New York City or New York State Court?

If so, the answer depends on what court your case is in. There is a way to search court cases.  The New York State Court System has free court records and Court Date Look Up/Court Date Search Sites for various Courts Including

  • Criminal Court
  • Family Court
  • Housing Court
  • Supreme Court
  • Civil Court

 

CRIMINAL COURT DATE LOOK UP – FIND NEXT COURT DATE IN CRIMINAL COURT

If your case is in Criminal Court (New York Criminal Court, New York District Court, New York Supreme Court), then you need to use the Court’s WEBCRIMS to find your next Court date.   You can also use WEBCRIMS to find free criminal records. By logging into WEBCRIMS as a public user, anyone, whether you are a defendant or an attorney/lawyer, can find someone’s next court date.  You can find information and the next court date for both misdemeanor and felony cases.  The system also gives you information about what court the case is in, the judge on the case, the charges, the defendant’s name and date of birth, the amount of bail that was set in the case, when the case was on last, all dates the case has been on the calendar, and whether or not a plea offer was made by the district attorney.  WEBCRIMS is run by the Unified Court System and is the OFFICIAL Court Date Look Up website!  Please note that often people who are arrested and given a Desk Appearance Ticket (DAT) will often not find their next court date in the WEBCRIMS system.  This is because the DAT is issued by the Police Department and not the Court system directly.

FIND SOMEONE’S BAIL IN A CRIMINAL CASE

If you trying to find out if someone who was arrested has a bail, you can use the Unified Court System WEBCRIMS site to find a bail amount in a particular case.  You can log into WEBCRIMS and look up someone who was arrested (defendant’s) information and find out if the Judge/Court set a bail at the arraignment and often, it will tell you how much that bail is (bail amount).  You can also find out if someone was released on their own recognizance (ROR).

HOW TO FIND OUT WHAT A PERSON WAS ARRESTED FOR

WHO ARRESTED?

If you are wondering how to find out what a person was arrested for, you can possibly find information on a person’s criminal case or find out why someone was arrested by using WEBCRIMSWEBCRIMS is a site on which one can conduct a free arrest search and find out if someone has an open criminal case and as far as open case, get free criminal records information.


CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE WEBCRIMS CRIMINAL COURT DATE LOOK UP SYSTEM

CLICK HERE TO FIND YOUR NEXT COURT DATE IN YOUR NEW YORK CRIMINAL CASE

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT IF SOMEONE HAS BAIL IN A NEW YORK CRIMINAL CASE

HOW CAN I FIND A LAWYER – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

FAMILY COURT DATE LOOK UP – FIND NEXT COURT DATE IN FAMILY COURT

If you are looking for your next court date in a New York City or New York State Family Court, the Unified Court System’s WEBFAMILY system may help you to look up your next court date in Family Court.  Whether you are the Petitioner, the Defendant, or a Lawyer/Attorney, you can find information regarding family court cases and the next court date on the WEBFAMILY system.  Family Court cases include Child Support and Child Custody cases.  So WEBFAMILY can help if you are looking for your next court date in a custody case and/or if you are looking for your next court date in a child support matter.




CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE WEBFAMILY COURT DATE LOOK UP SYSTEM

HOUSING COURT DATE LOOK UP – FIND NEXT COURT DATE IN HOUSING COURT

If you are looking for your next court date in a New York City or New York State Housing Court, the Unified Court System’s WEBHOUSING system may help you to look up your next court date in Family Court.  Whether you are the Petitioner, the Defendant, or a Lawyer/Attorney, you can find information regarding family court cases and the next court date on the WEBHOUSING system.  Housing Court cases include Landlord Tenant Cases, Commercial Landlord Tenant Cases, Eviction Cases, Non-payment Eviction Cases, and holdover eviction cases.  So WEBHOUSING can help if you are looking for your next court date in an eviction case and/or if you are looking for your next court date in a nonpayment or holdover  matter.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE WEBHOUSING COURT DATE LOOK UP SYSTEM

CLICK HERE TO FIND THE NEXT COURT DATE IN YOUR EVICTION CASE

COURT CLOSING INFORMATION:

Are you trying to figure out whether courts are open? Looking for Court closing information?  You can call 1-800-COURTNY (1-800-268-7869) to find out more information about whether New York Courts will be closed due to a weather or other emergency.  If you are  Juror wondering if you have to report to Jury duty, Jurors can call: 1-800-NY-JUROR (1-800-695-8767) to find out if Court will be open.  If you are looking for the Courts holidays see below.

CLICK HERE for the New York State Courts Holiday Calendar/Schedule

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???

FIND OUT A PERSON’S BAIL IN A NEW YORK CRIMINAL CASE

New York Arraignment Process
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