Felony arrests, their prosecution and disposition in New York City"s courts
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Published by The Institute : Longman in New York .
Written in English



  • New York (State),
  • New York.


  • Criminal law -- New York (State) -- New York.,
  • Criminal justice, Administration of -- New York (State) -- New York.,
  • Criminal courts -- New York (State) -- New York.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementVera Institute of Justice.
SeriesProfessional studies, Professional studies (New York)
ContributionsVera Institute of Justice.
LC ClassificationsKFX2007 .F44 1981
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvi, 153 p. :
Number of Pages153
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4111250M
ISBN 100582281954, 0582281873
LC Control Number80026233

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Get this from a library! Felony arrests, their prosecution and disposition in New York City's courts. [Vera Institute of Justice.;]. Felony arrests, their prosecution and disposition in New York City's courts. New York: Vera Institute of Justice, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Vera Institute of Justice. OCLC Number: Description: xvi, pages: illustrations ; 23 cm. Series Title: Vera Institute of Justice. In New York City, these cases are heard by the Criminal Court of the City of New York. Felonies: In most counties in New York State, the County Court hears all felony cases. However, the preliminary stages of felony cases, such as arraignment, are heard in the City, Town and Village, or District courts.   The Joint Committee dedicates this handbook to Hon. Jack B. Weinstein, United States District Judge, E.D.N.Y., who inspired this project. This Handbook is designed to help you understand how the criminal justice system works in New York State, from arrest through appeal. All bold terms in the following sections are defined in the Glossary. This.

Arraignment – Initial Court Appearance. In New York City, defendants are brought before a judge for arraignment within 24 hours of arrest. After the case has been docketed by the court and the complaint and the accused’s criminal history are ready, the defendant is brought to Criminal Court for arraignment.   Criminal records are automatically sealed when the defendant gets a good result (called a favorable disposition) in a criminal case. The court notifies the Department of Criminal Justice System and the Police. All records are sealed, including court records. This means that the record will not be listed on a Criminal Records search.   The New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) keeps your official arrest and conviction history called a rap sheet. Rap stands for “record of arrest and prosecution.” Rap stands for “record of arrest and prosecution.”. Historical arrest data back to can be found on New York’s Open Data Portal Parolee and Probationer Arrests: Percent of Total Arrests By County (3/) year trend data on total arrests by county and the percent that parolees and probationers comprise. Juvenile Arrests/Criminal Activity Reported Through.

The Prosecution' of Felony Arrests, Typical outcome of felony arrests brought by the police for prosecution arrests -7 5 diverted or referred t 57 ,!r-~~~Carried fOlWard ~cted eeDing 20 dismissed in court 1 acquitted 21 sentenced to t incarceration of 3 _ 2 found 1 year or less trials-'iilO~ guilty 13 sentenced to. City Courts notify the New York State Office of Court Administration (OCA), prosecutor and arresting agency about the favorable finding (disposition). OCA will notify the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). DCJS will notify the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Action Taken by Agencies.   Records of Arrest and Prosecution If you have been convicted, or even arrested, for a crime, there is a record of it, often in many places at once. The court where you were sentenced maintains records of your criminal case, and those are public information available to credit reporting agencies. Types Of Criminal Charges In New York State. A Violation is an offense other than a traffic infraction for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment of up to 15 days may be imposed (New York State Penal Law, Article 10).It is the least serious type of proscribed activity and encompasses such offenses as harassment, trespass, and disorderly conduct.