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Which Courts Handle Criminal Legal Problems?

In New York State, many types of courts handle criminal legal problems.

The type of court you use depends on the type of problem.

Use the scroll bar to search the information below.

Problem Court That Handles It
Felony (Preliminary processing before indictment) Your local
CITY COURT
TOWN COURT
VILLAGE COURT
DISTRICT COURT (L.I.)
NEW YORK CITY CRIMINAL COURT
Felony (After indictment) New York City:
Your borough's
SUPREME COURT

Outside New York City:
Your county's
COUNTY COURT
Misdemeanor or Violation Your local
CITY COURT
TOWN COURT
VILLAGE COURT
DISTRICT COURT (L.I.)
NEW YORK CITY CRIMINAL COURT
Traffic Infraction Your local
CITY COURT
TOWN COURT
VILLAGE COURT





 New York State Unified Court System