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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):

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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

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


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WHAT IS AN ARRAIGNMENT???


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

 

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

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ARRAIGNMENT PROCESS NYC

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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
  • Small Business Advising Services
  • Telecommunications Brokerage Services
  • Night Club and Promotions
  • 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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