New York City Criminal Justice System
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.