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Contending with a Criminal Court matter in New York can be a daunting process. The New York Criminal Courts hears a variety of criminal matters, including warrant matters, misdemeanor cases that may include a DWI or a felony such as possession of child pornography or a white collar crime matter. In misdemeanor cases, the court handles the case from the arrest through the criminal arraignment and continues all the way through to trial. It also handles arraignments and the pre-indictment phase of felony cases. If you have recently been arrested, or have been issued a Desk Appearance Ticket (DAT), the following will provide useful information for the New York City Criminal Court system, including address, hours of operation, and directions. Note that Manhattan Traffic Ticket matters are handled by the local traffic courts (for additional information-click on the aforementioned link). Please be advised to consult with a Manhattan Criminal Lawyer prior to making legal decisions.

Court Locations:

Manhattan Supreme Court:

The Criminal Term of the Supreme Court is in two separate buildings. One is housed at 100 Centre Street (see further information below).

The other is located at 111 Centre Street, on the southwest corner of Centre and White Street.

Court Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Parking: There is public (metered) parking available across the street from the 100 Centre Street location.

Directions: For both Supreme Court locations, take #4 or #5 train to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall Station. Take #6 train, A,E,M,J,N,R, or C train to Canal Street. Take the #1 train to Franklin St., or the M-1, M-6, M-9, M-15, M-22 and M-101 bus lines.

Phone Number: For general information/Central Clerk’s Office: (646) 386-4000

Manhattan Criminal Court:

The New York City Criminal Court has three (3) locations:

The New York City (Manhattan) Criminal Court is located in the New York Criminal Building at 100 Centre Street. The Court building is located is near Leonard Street and Franklin Street, one block from Worth Street. This court is the main location for all criminal cases.

The second location is at 346 Broadway, between Worth and Leonard Street. This court is considered a satellite court and deals only with misdemeanor cases.

A third satellite court is at Midtown Community Court, located at 314 W 54th Street. This court deals only with misdemeanor cases.

Court Hours (Arraignments-excluding Desk Appearance Tickets):

Monday through Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Thursday through Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Court Hours for Desk Appearance Tickets (DATs):

Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding holidays).

General Information: (646) 386-4511

Directions to Court:

Public transportation is highly recommended when going to court (parking is extremely limited).

Directions via Public Transit:

For the 100 Centre Street location: take the #4 or 5 train to Brooklyn Bridge Station; Take the #6 train, or the N, R, or C train to Canal Street; Take the #1train to Franklin Street; or the #1, 6 or 15 bus line which are located nearby.

If you have a pending criminal matter, a Manhattan Criminal Lawyer from our office can guide you through the sometimes complicated and stressful court process. Our New York Criminal Lawyers and New York Federal Criminal Attorneys handle both New York State and Federal matters. So call the office of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for a free case evaluation at 800.696.9529. We have offices in New York City and surrounding areas, including Westchester County, Nassau County and Suffolk County.

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