NYC Drug Treatment Courts
Manhattan Misdemeanor Treatment Court (MMTC)

MMTC Judge


Honorable Richard Weinberg

Judicial Offices

  • Acting Supreme Court Justice Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2006 to Present
  • Presiding Judge, Part N (Felony/Misdemeanor Narcotics), Appointed, 2012 to Present
  • Presiding Judge, Midtown Community Court, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2006 to 2012
  • Judge, Criminal Court of the City of New York, Appointed by Mayor Rudolph Guiliani, 2001 to 2007; reappointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, 2008 to 2017

Other Professional Experience

  • New York State Judicial Institute, Faculty, 2005 to present
  • Practicing Law Institute, Faculty, 2001 to present
  • New York City Council, General Counsel and Counsel to Speaker Peter F. Vallone, 1989 to 2001
  • Cardozo School of Law, Adjunct Professor, 1992 to 2001
  • City University of New York School of Law at Queens College, Adjunct Professor, 1994 to 2000
  • New York Law School, Adjunct Professor, 1982 to 1991
  • New York State, Assistant Attorney General, 1981 to 1989
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Associate, 1979 to 1981
  • Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn, Associate, 1977 to 1979
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Law Clerk to Hon. Henry Bramwell, 1975 to 1977

Admission to the Bar

  • NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1975
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1975
  • United States District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1975
  • United States Supreme Court, 1979


  • LLM, New York University School of Law, 1978
  • JD, George Washington University School of Law, 1974
  • MA, New School for Social Research, 1972
  • BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1967


  • Terminated Dealers: Alternatives to Antitrust: The Federal Antitrust Perspective (with Robert T. Perry), New York Law School Law Review , Vol. XXXII, No. 4, 1987

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Member, New York State Bar Association, 1975 to present
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1975 to present
  • Member, New York County Lawyers Association, 1975 to present
  • Past Member, Board of Directors,, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  • Past Member, Board of Directors,, City Center of Music and Drama (New York State Theatre at Lincoln Center)
  • Past Member, Atlantic Theatre Company
  • Member, Patrons Leadership Council, Manhattan Theatre Club
  • Member, Ex Officio, Board of Directors of The Broadway Association, 2007 to present




60 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013

Phone: 646.386.4626
Fax: 212.374.1725

After your arrest you were given a choice between joining MMTC and having your case go through the regular court process. If you abuse drugs and are eligible for the MMTC program, your Case Manager will work with you to build a treatment plan. While you are in treatment, the Judge will closely watch your progress.

If the Judge says you can no longer participate or you ask to stop participating, the Judge will sentence you to the jail time you and your lawyer agreed to when you pled guilty.