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Kings Supreme Court, Criminal Term


FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where is the court located?

2. What are the court's hours?

3. How do I get to the court by subway?

4. How can I obtain information about a case?

5. What do I do if I cannot make a court date?

6. How can I get a copy of an order or review my file?

7. How do I get a copy of my transcript of my court appearance?


8. What do I do if I missed a court date and an order was issued in my absence?

9. How are motions filed in the Criminal Term?


10. How do I get an attorney appointed by the court?

11. How can I find out if there are any fees involved in the request for documents from the court?

12. How do I obtain a Certificate of Disposition for my case?

13. How do obtain a statewide criminal history record search that includes all my felony and misdemeanor records?


14. How can I obtain a Certificate of Relief from Civil Disabilities in Kings County?


1. Where is the court located?

320 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201-3712

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2. What are the court's hours?

Normal hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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3. How do I get to the court by subway?

By subway, you can take the M, N, R to Court St.; 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall and A, C, F to Jay St./Borough Hall.

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4. How can I obtain information about a case?

Contact the Criminal Term Clerk's Office at the above address located in Room 13.06. The phone number is 347-296-1076.

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5. What do I do if I cannot make a court date?

Contact your attorney of record.

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6. How can I get a copy of an order, or review my file?

If the case is pending, you should contact your attorney. If the case is finished, you should go to the Criminal Term Record Room at the above address located in the Central Clerk's Office.

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7. How do I get a copy of the transcript of my court appearance?

Contact the Chief Court Reporter at 347-296-1381 or 347-296-1382.

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8. What do I do if I missed a court date and an order was issued in my absence?

Report to Court the next business day at the Criminal Term Clerk's Office, Room 13.06 at the above address.

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9. How are motions filed in the Criminal Term?

Contact the Motion Clerk's Office at the above address, Room 13.53, phone number 347-296-1280.


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10. How do I get an attorney appointed by the court?

Make an application to the Judge hearing your case.

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11. How can I find out if there are any fees involved in the request for documents from the court?

Contact the court by writing: Kings County Supreme Court, Criminal Term Clerk's Office, Room 13.06, Brooklyn, NY 11201-3712.

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12. How can I get a Certificate of Disposition for my case?

To obtain a Certificate of Disposition, a ten dollar ($10.00) fee is required. They can be obtained from the Criminal Term Clerk's Office, Room 13.06.

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13. How can I obtain a statewide criminal history record search that includes all of my felony and misdemeanor records?

There is a charge for a single statewide search. Searches are conducted by the Office of Court Administration's Criminal History Record Search Unit based on the complete name and date of the birth of the individual in question. Its address and phone number are:

Criminal History Record Search Unit
Office of Court Administration
25 Beaver Street
New York, NY 10004
212-428-2810

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14. How can I obtain a Certificate of Relief from Civil Disabilities in Kings County?

A state jail time application must be submitted to the NYS Division of Parole. Any sentence from another jurisdiction should also be submitted to the NYS Division of Parole. For example, Federal Court should also be submitted to the NYS Division of Parole.

Any city time, split sentence, or any out sentence (probation CD or any other out sentence) must be submitted in this court located at 320 Jay Street Brooklyn, NY 11201. Applications should be submitted at the 13th floor information counter and an I & S should be given to the NYC Department of Probation, with a six week adjournment date. A Certificate and Probation report will be given to the sentencing judge. If the sentencing Judge is no longer available on the date the application is submitted, the application would then be assigned to the Judge in the miscellaneous motions part.

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