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The least populous and perhaps least familiar of New York City's boroughs, Staten Island is separated from the rest of New York City by New York Bay. With about half a million residents, it is the city's most suburban borough, with possibly the least busy of the New York City criminal courts. However, a Staten Island Criminal Lawyer is aware that crime on Staten Island has increased significantly in the last couple of years, going against the general overall crime trend in New York City. The Criminal Defense Lawyers at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC have familiarity and experience defending those facing criminal charges including DWI, Felonies or Misdemeanors, Drug Possession and Domestic Violence on Staten Island. If you have been charged with a crime there, a Staten Island Criminal Lawyer from our office can offer you free advice on strategies for your criminal defense.
Staten Island is in Richmond County (in fact, it makes up all of Richmond County). If you are facing a criminal charge on Staten Island, you will be arraigned at The Richmond (Staten Island) Criminal Courthouse, which is located at 67 Targee Street (between Frean Street and Purroy Street). To get to this location using New York City mass transit:
- Take the Staten Island Ferry from the Whitehall Street terminal in lower Manhattan. The terminal is easily accessible from the 4/5 subway.
- Once on Staten Island, take bus S74 from the ferry terminal to Broad and Gordon Streets, or take the S78 bus to Broad Street and Thompkins Avenue. From either of those bus stops, the Courthouse is approximately four blocks away.
Once you have been arraigned, your case gets assigned to a Part (which means it gets assigned to a court room). Each specific Part deals with a certain type of criminal case, whether a Felony Case, Drug Crime, DWI, Domestic Violence, or Sex Crime. This is why it is so crucial to have a Staten Island Criminal Lawyer defending you--one who brings experience and knowledge to the Criminal Court's various parts.
We encourage you to take all possible steps to defend yourself if you face criminal charges brought on Staten Island. At Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, we have experience building effective defense strategies for Staten Island cases--contact us at 800.696.9529 for free consultation on how we can help. We will meet with you in any of our offices throughout New York--Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, or Queens. Or if it's more convenient for you, we'll meet you in our Westchester County location or on Long Island (either at our Suffolk County location or our office in Nassau County).