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Just north of New York, right above the Bronx, lies Westchester and its population of about 1 million people spread through rural, suburban, and densely-packed urban areas. Criminal activity is no long restricted to New York City. Any experienced Westchester County Criminal Lawyer understands that the range of criminal activity handled by the Westchester County's Court system is as diverse as the County itself. At Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, we have experience handling all types of criminal charges in Westchester County, including DWI, Domestic Violence to a violent Assault or a Drug Crime (i.e. Marijuana, cocaine). Moreover, Each Westchester Criminal Lawyer in our office can provide you with a valuable free consultation regarding any criminal charges brought against you by the Westchester District Attorney.
As in the rest of New York State, criminal cases in Westchester County are divided into those that constitute a Felony and those that qualify as a Misdemeanor. While misdemeanors--the more minor of the two offenses are still considered criminal cases. Violations including disorderly conduct and certain types of harassment cases along with Misdemeanors are heard in the smaller town and village courts, felonies in Westchester County are handled in White Plains at the central County Court.
Local city, town, or village courts will conduct your arraignment (for example Yonkers has its own criminal Court) on initial felony charges, then preside over initial appearances in court and handle felony hearings before your case is potentially sent for indictment to a Westchester County Grand Jury. If your case is indicted by the Grand Jury, it will be transferred to Westchester County Court in White Plains. Then the County Court will handle all aspects of prosecuting the indictment, from your arraignment through motions, hearings, and plea conferences, until your case is dismissed, completed with a trial verdict, or a plea is negotiated.
The Westchester County Court is located in White Plains, the county seat. This courthouse accommodates the Westchester County Court, the Supreme Court of New York, and New York State Family Court. This courthouse is centrally located and easily accessible by car, with plenty of parking. The MetroNorth train system and county buses provide ready access as well. Its address is:
Westchester County Supreme Court
111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd.
White Plains, NY 10601
We encourage you to do all that you can to protect yourself against criminal charges brought in Westchester County. To that end, contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for a no-cost consultation about how we can construct a defense for you. Call us today at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW--we're available to meet with you in our Westchester County office, in our New York City offices throughout the five boroughs (the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, or Staten Island), or on Long Island in either our Suffolk County office or our Nassau County location.