New York City Criminal Courts, including Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Manhattan
By Don Murray
This section will walk you through the New York City criminal justice process from initial police contract, through trial and answer questions you may have about appeals.
Courts Related to Criminal Court
Criminal Court cases often are related to legal proceedings in other courts. Family Court, for example, often handles cases that are essentially identical to cases being prosecuted in criminal court. In some cases, Family Court will address the identical fact situation that is being addressed in Criminal Court. Federal Court in New York can prosecute criminal charges separately from New York State. Also, non-citizens should be aware that accusations in criminal court can lead to difficulties in Immigration Court.
Special Programs and Courts
Guide to a Criminal Court in New York City
Bewildered by the criminal justice system? Confused about where to go and what to do? Visit our guide to Criminal Court in New York City.
What's Trial Like in New York City Criminal Court?
New York City Criminal Lawyer Don Murray takes you step by step from jury selection through verdict in an easy to understand explanation of the trial process in New York City Criminal Courts.
Appeals of New York City Criminal Cases
If someone you care about has been convicted in New York City Criminal Court, then you may want to explore the possibility of an appeal. Read this article about appeals of criminal cases in New York City Criminal Courts.
Appeal Process in New York
New York criminal appeals lawyer Tom Theophilos provided this article about how criminal appeals work in New York State.
Discovery in Criminal Cases in New York City
Criminal lawyer Don Murray explains the rules aboutNew York's awful discovery rules in Criminal Cases.
Criminal Court Process (Pre-Trial) in New York City Criminal Courts
Read a walk through of the court process from arraignment up to trial in New York City Criminal Court.
Why Be a Criminal Defense Lawyer
Ever wonder what motivates someone to become a criminal defense lawyer? Read this article by Don Murray where he explains what motivates him.
Courtroom Names in New York City Criminal Court
Sometimes, you can learn a lot more than you think about a case simply because you know the name of the courtroom where the case is. Read this article to learn how to "read" some courtroom names in New York City.
Guide to the New York City Criminal Justice System
Many people, especially those who have never experienced the New York City criminal justice system, find it to be more than a little intimidating and bewildering.
The articles in The System section will answer many of your questions. When is the trial? What does the judge have to do with the case? What's a Grand Jury. How does a trial work? What are the police supposed to do when they make arrests?
These and other questions are addressed in the articles presented by Don Murray, a New York City criminal defense lawyer with more than 20 years experience in New York Criminal Courtrooms. Whether your case is from Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx or Manhattan, the articles here should go a long way toward answering your questions.
Call 718-268-2171 for more information or to schedule your free consultation with a New York criminal defense lawyer from Shalley & Murray.
You may also find these articles from other sections of this site helpful to you:
- Never Been Arrested
- New York State Sentencing
- Illegal Gun Possession
- Domestic Violence
- Driving With Suspended License
- Endangering the Welfare of a Child
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