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Brooklyn, known as Kings County, is the largest Borough in New York City. Any Brooklyn Criminal Lawyer will tell you that with 2.5 million people Brooklyn Courts are among the busiest Criminal Courts in New York City. In fact, the arraignment part is open till at least 1 a.m. every night. The Criminal Court where Brooklyn arraignments take place is at 120 Schermerhorn Street in downtown Brooklyn, New York. Brooklyn Criminal Lawyers become familiar with this Brooklyn Criminal Court as it houses most Misdemeanor and Felony cases including DWI , Assault and Drug possession cases. Moreover, there are special courtrooms within the Courthouse that deal with domestic violence, other violent crimes including sex crimes and drug possession (treatment Court). You should also be aware that the office of the Kings County District Attorney has specific bureaus that handle specific types of crimes including sex crimes, white collar crimes, and domestic violence.
The second Criminal Court in Brooklyn is located at 360 Adams Street also in downtown Brooklyn. This is part of the Supreme Court and once a Criminal Case is indicted the case is transferred here. The arraignment then proceeds and the case will stay in this courthouse all the way to trial, if necessary.
The third Criminal Court in Brooklyn is located in Red Hook, Brooklyn and is called the Red Hook Community Justice Center and is located at 88-94 Visitation Place, Brooklyn, New York. This court originally started as a Landlord/Tenant Court but now hears both Felony and Misdemeanor cases. While the court is not a full time criminal court, the Judges and the Court have the same powers as any other Criminal Court in New York State. Because the Court is not as well known as the other Brooklyn Criminal Courts, we have included some general information to help you locate it. The phone number of the Court is (718) 923-8200. There is public transportation, which can get you to this Brooklyn Court. Take the A, C, & F Subway Train to Jay Street-Borough Hall Station and connect with the B61 bus which stops less than a block away from the court.
When you are a Defendant in any of these Brooklyn Criminal Courts it is essential that you have an aggressive Criminal Defense Team to take on the Criminal Court System and the office of the Kings County District Attorney. That is why the Brooklyn Criminal Attorneys at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC offer both the skill and experience to handle Criminal Cases in Brooklyn. Each Brooklyn Criminal Lawyer stands by ready to help you reach your goal of a solid defense to your Criminal Charges. Our firm offers a free consultation in one of our convenient locations throughout the New York City Metropolitan Area including downtown Brooklyn. So call us to utilize the free consultation to speak with a Criminal Lawyer from our office about your legal problem. Call us at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW or contact us online.