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!

KINDA!!  :-/

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.


Suffolk County Arraignments

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Are you looking for someone arrested in Suffolk County?

Suffolk County is a big place.  If you are trying to find a person who was arrested in Suffolk, you may want to call the police station nearest to where in Suffolk County the person was arrested.  When a person is arrested in Suffolk County, they are taken to one of the following places:

  • A Suffolk County Police Precinct
  • A Village Police Department
  • An East End Town Police Department

Even if someone is arrested by a Village Police Department, that person will usually be taken to the Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD) for additional processing.

Click Here for a list of Police precincts in Suffolk County (SCPD Addresses).

Click Here for a list of phone numbers to SCPD Precincts.

Click here for a list of Criminal Courthouses in Suffolk County and to find the address of a Court in Suffolk.



In New York City, people who arrested go from the Police Station to Central Booking. In Suffolk County, there is no Central Booking. However, the person should still be arraigned at the Courthouse within 24 hours of arrest.  However, unlike New York City, where there can be a huge backlog of people being processed, a Suffolk County defendant can be processed and arraigned pretty quickly, many times in the same day and within hours.  Unlike arraignments in New York City, which go from the morning until 1am, arraignments in Nassau and Suffolk go until 5pm.  A person arrested is arraigned in the District Court Arraignment part.

What is an Arraignment?
An arraignment is when someone who has been arrested sees a Judge to enter a plea. At the arraignment the Court will also set a bail. In some cases, no bail is set. In Suffolk County, after someone is arrested, that person is often interviewed by the Department of Probation. The Suffolk County Department of Probation will then make a recommendation regarding the need for a bail to the Court based upon the interview with the person arrested. The person’s lawyer will make what is called a bail argument.  Please note that sometimes in Suffolk County, people are arraigned without an attorney representing them.

In Suffolk County, the District Court Arraignments take place seven days a week in Courtroom D-11. Each day, arraignments in Suffolk County start at 9:30.

Looking for Court Information?
Suffolk County District Court has a recorded information phone number.  The Suffolk County Court Number is a good starting point for finding information relating to a Suffolk County Criminal Case or Suffolk County Arraignment.  The number is 631-853-7500.

Click Here for Suffolk County Criminal Court FAQ Page (Unified Court System)

Click Here for Information on vacating a warrant in Suffolk County (Unified Court System)

Additional Information:

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office has a great resource page for people who want to learn more about the criminal arrest, booking, arraignment, and indictment processes in Suffolk County.  CLICK HERE to go to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s website/webpage on criminal justice procedures.

CLICK HERE to find People Wanted in Suffolk County (Suffolk County’s Most Wanted)

Arrest of Non-Citizens-Arrest of Immigrants in Suffolk County

Below is a link to Suffolk County Police Department communications regarding the arrest of non U.S. Citizens and persons with dual citizenship.

CLICK HERE for the Suffolk County Police Department Policy on the arrest of Non-citizens/arrest of immigrants in Suffolk County.

Address of Suffolk County District Court:

First District Court, Suffolk County

400 Carleton Avenue, Central Islip, N.Y.

Criminal Arraignments: Courtroom D-11

Suffolk County Police Department Numbers

SCPD General Phone Numbers
1st Precinct 555 Route 109, West Babylon 854-8100
2nd Precinct 1071 Park Ave, Huntington 854-8200
3rd Precinct 1630 5th Ave, Bay Shore 854-8300
4th Precinct 345 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge 854-8400
5th Precinct 125 Waverly Ave, Patchogue 854-8500
6th Precinct Route 25 / Middle Country Rd, Coram 854-8600
7th Precinct 1419 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley 852-8700

Suffolk County Jail Information:

CLICK Here for information on Suffolk County Jail from Suffolk County Sheriff (Riverhead Jail)

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*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 (What happens when you’re arrested in NYC)

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?

Where Can I hire A Lawyer to Represent me in a Domestic Violence Case?

How Do I get my criminal record sealed in New York?

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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MARYLAND STATE INMATE LOCATOR AND CONTACT INFORMATION PAGE

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Are you looking for an Inmate or someone who is currently incarcerated in Maryland State? There are several different places that someone who has been arrested and is currently in custody in the State of Maryland could be. The jail that the inmate is housed in will be affected in large part about what agency is holding the inmate.

Locate Inmate in State Prisons and County Jails

Each State has a system of Prisons. Often, the State Prisons will house inmates with longer sentences, often due to a Felony Conviction. Within each state, the various counties have their own jails for holding people who are on trial, or who are charged and/or convicted of lesser offenses & Misdemeanors. If you can not find an inmate & he or she has an attorney, often the attorney/lawyer is a great resource for locating a prisoner. The State Prison System in Maryland is run by the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS).


CLICK HERE FOR the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS)


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LOOKING FOR A CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER IN MARYLAND?  THE POOLE LAW FIRM CAN HELP!!!

CLICK HERE TO TALK TO A DC CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SOMEONE IS ARRESTED IN BALTIMORE?

According to the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS), “Everyone arrested in the City of Baltimore, or arrested on a warrant from the City, comes through the DPSCS’ detention facilities. The institutions include the Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center, the Baltimore City Detention Center and the Pretrial Release Services Program.”

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BALTIMORE PRETRIAL DETENTION

BALTIMORE Offender Information
For location, identification number and status of offenders currently in detention please contact the Customer Service office at 410-545-8120, 410-545-8121 or 410-545-8128.

 

Locate Inmate in Maryland State Prisons & State Prison Information


CLICK HERE FOR the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) Inmate Locator Search Site

 

The Maryland Department of Corrections offers the following other information online:

 

Click Here for Maryland Correctional Facility Locator – Maryland Prison Locator

 

CLICK HERE FOR Montgomery County Maryland Arrest Inmate Information

Montgomery County Detention Center

Address: 1307 Seven Locks Road
Rockville, Maryland 20854
Telephone: (240) 777-9730

People Arrested in Montgomery County Maryland are processed by the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit (CPU)

Montgomery County Maryland Arrest Information: (From CPU Website CLICK HERE)

  • How long does it take for an arrestee to be processed?
    This information is determined by how busy the CPU unit is and how long it takes for the arresting officer to complete the required documentation. Under normal circumstances processing takes about four (4) hours.
  • What are arrestees: Charges, Bond, Status, Location of Arrest, and Case Number?
    This information is made public once the initial appearance with a Court Commissioner is held, please call: (301) 610-7212
  • Where can I post bail?
    All bails, fines, and fees are accepted at the District Court Commissioner’s Office and must be paid by cash, money order, certified check or cashier’s check.
    Central Processing Unit – District Court Commissioners Office (located behind the Montgomery County Detention Center)
    Address: 1307 Seven Locks Road Rockville, MD 20854
    Phone: (301) 610-7217 | Directions | Map | Bus Schedule
  • I am a Bondsman who should I speak with regarding information on a committed Offender.
    Bondsmen are referred to the Court Commissioner regarding committed offenders, please call: (301) 610-7217
  • Where was my car taken?
    Referred to Montgomery County Police Non-Emergency Telecommunications at 301-279-8000.
  • Where are juvenile offenders taken when they are not being charged as adults?
    Juveniles are taken to Noyes Juvenile Detention Center. Telephone number 301-762-7800

CLICK HERE for the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit (CPU) Website

CLICK HERE FOR Wicomico County Maryland Inmate Locator Information

 

Call A Maryland Inmate:

Click here for Information on Calling a Maryland Inmate: Maryland Inmate Telephone Services

CLICK HERE FOR OFFENDER CONNECT

Site 44 CALVERT COUNTY DETENTION CENTER MD
Site 71 CAROLINE COUNTY DEPT OF CORRECTIONS MD
Site 15 PRINCE GEORGE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS MD

Offender Connect is a private, commercial service that allows you to add money to a Maryland Inmate’s Phone Account or transfer money to a Maryland Inmate’s Commissary Account

Maryland Courts & Legal Services Information

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In Maryland, the District Court handles many traffic violations,  misdemeanor criminal complaints (& some felonies), tickets, and allegations and many people arrested go to Court at a District Court.

Click Here for the Maryland District Court Webpage

Click Here for the location of a Maryland District Court

District 1 Baltimore City

District 2 Dorchester Somerset Worcester

District 3 Caroline Cecil Kent Queen Anne’s Talbot

District 4 Calvert Charles St. Mary’s

District 5  Prince George’s

District 6 Montgomery

District 7 Anne Arundel

District 8 Baltimore

District 9 Harford

District 10 Carroll Howard

District 11 Frederick Washington

District 12 Allegany  Garrett

Click Here to search Maryland Court Records


The Maryland District Court Provides great resources for persons arrested in Maryland:

Click below to go to the Maryland District Court Website for answers to these questions:

Maryland District Court Traffic Citation Information:

Click Here for the Maryland District Court Traffic Citation Page

 

Traffic Citation Fact Sheet

Access your citation information online

Pay your traffic citations online

Postponements

 

These Maryland Criminal Law Resources may also be helpful:

How do I get Information on Maryland Criminal Records & Expungement
How to get records removed (expungement)
Criminal history/records

Office of Public Defender

Contact the Office of the Public Defender by Phone: 877-430-5187.

Peoples Law Library
A resource for legal help

Pro Bono Resource Center
A resource of free or low cost legal help organizations

Public Access to Maryland’s Court Records (brochure in PDF)

 Article about going to Central Booking: Time Served: A Day In The Life Of An Inmate At Central Booking (in Baltimore)

Maryland District Courts Self Help Information

Click Here for the Maryland District Courts Self Help Information Site

Relevant Maryland Self Help Brochures:

How to file for a Peace Order or Protective Order?
(Peace & Protective Orders – printable brochure CC-DC/DV/PO 1 BR)

¿Cómo presentar una solicitud de una Orden de Paz u Orden de Protección?
(folleto imprimible)

What happens when you are arrested for a crime?
(Criminal Defendant – printable brochure DC/CR 2 BR)

¿Qué pasa cuando lo arrestan por un crimen?
(folleto imprimible)

What is a bad check violation?
(Bad Checks)

¿Qué es una violación por mal cheque?

How to have court records expunged?
(Expungement – printable brochure
(CC-DC/CR 72 BR)

¿Como hacer que la corte borre su historial judicial?

What are my options after receiving a Traffic Citation?
(Traffic Fact Sheet)
(Important – new option for citations received on or after January 1, 2011)

¿Cuáles son mis opciones después de recibir una citación de tráfico?
ATENCIÓN CONDUCTORES El nuevo proceso de multas de tránsito de Maryland
comienza el 1 de enero del 2011

 

Maryland Mass Transit Links:

Maryland Mass Transit: Click Here

Washington Metropolitan Area Mass Transit: Click Here

 

 Maryland Correctional Facilities:

via the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS)

BCCC Baltimore City Correctional Center Baltimore Details/Visiting Directions
BCF Brockbridge Correctional Facility Jessup Details/Visiting Directions
BPRU Baltimore Pre-Release Unit Baltimore Details/Visiting Directions
BPRU-W Baltimore Pre-Release Unit for Women Baltimore Details/Visiting Directions
CDF Chesapeake Detention Facility (Formerly MCAC) Baltimore Details/Visiting Directions
CHDU Central Home Detention Unit Baltimore Details/Visiting Directions
CMCF Central Maryland Correctional Facility (Formerly CLF) Sykesville Details/Visiting Directions
CMHC-J Correctional Mental Health Center – Jessup Jessup Details/Visiting Directions
DHE Dismas House East Baltimore Details/Visiting Directions
DHW Dismas House West Baltimore Details/Visiting Directions
ECI Eastern Correctional Institution Westover Details/Visiting Directions
ECI-A Eastern Correctional Institution Annex Westover Details/Visiting Directions
EPRU Eastern Pre-Release Unit Church Hill Details/Visiting Directions
HLTCF Herman L. Toulson Correctional Facility (Formerly TBC) Jessup Details/Visiting Directions
JCI Jessup Correctional Institution Jessup Details/Visiting Directions
JPRU Jessup Pre-Release Unit Jessup Details/Visiting Directions
MCI-H Maryland Correctional Institution – Hagerstown Hagerstown Details/Visiting Directions
MCI-J Maryland Correctional Institution – Jessup Jessup Details/Visiting Directions
MCI-W Maryland Correctional Institution for Women Jessup Details/Visiting Directions
MCPRS Maryland Correctional Pre-Release System Admin Offices Jessup Details/Visiting Directions
MCTC Maryland Correctional Training Center Hagerstown Details/Visiting Directions
MRDCC Maryland Reception, Diagnostic and Classification Center Baltimore Details/Visiting Directions
MTC Metropolitan Transition Center Baltimore Details/Visiting Directions
NBCI North Branch Correctional Institution Cumberland Details/Visiting Directions
PATX Patuxent Institution Jessup Details/Visiting Directions
PHPRU Poplar Hill Pre-Release Unit Quantico Details/Visiting Directions
RCI Roxbury Correctional Institution Hagerstown Details/Visiting Directions
SMPRU Southern Maryland Pre-Release Unit Charlotte Hall Details/Visiting Directions
THRESH Threshold Baltimore Details/Visiting Directions
WCI Western Correctional Institution Cumberland Details/Visiting Directions

Detention Facilities

BCBIC Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center Baltimore Details/Visiting Directions
BCDC Baltimore City Detention Center Baltimore Details/Visiting Directions

 

 

 

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New York Criminal Lawyer Oeser-Sweat, P.C.

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

New York City Criminal Lawyer Oeser-Sweat, P.C.

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
.

New York Criminal Law Firm

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?

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