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  • An overview of the structure of the New York State court system.
  • Contains basic contact information, as well as answers to frequently asked questions and a glossary of terms.
  • Provides concise address listings of major criminal justice agencies in New York State, including NYC courts, law enforcement agencies, correctional facilities, parole offices, youth agencies, and prosecution and defense associations.
  • Provides useful information from the Housing Court, Civil Court, and Small Claims Court regarding procedures and court related issues. Also includes hours of operations, travel directions, and judges profiles.
  • Detailed answers to questions about arraignments in New York City. Includes an alphabetical list of crimes that gives an idea of their seriousness by providing the offense level. Also helps find the penal law section number by the name of the crime.
  • Offers contact information, answers to frequently asked questions, and special projects regarding the Criminal Court.
  • Find contact information and links to downloadable Family Court forms.
  • Helps you to find and use the courts in New York State by providing courthouse information, a guide to selecting the right court for a particular problem, lists of court administrators, answers to frequently asked law questions, links to official court system forms, and other useful information.
  • Discusses Desk Appearance Ticket (DAT) procedures in the criminal justice system primarily in New York City. Offers detailed explanations of what offenses qualify for DATs, what DATs mean, how to hire a lawyer for a DAT, what to do, and more.
  • Access useful guides to courts throughout New York State, juror information, court rules, and the future court appearance system to find all pending cases.
  • Covers the most common events and procedures in the Housing Part of the Civil Court of the City of New York, more commonly known as Housing Court.

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