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February 18, 2010

The White Plains City Criminal Court

By Michael H. Joseph

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The Law Office of Michael H. Joseph PLLC
Experienced White Plains Criminal Defense Attorneys

THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL PAGE OF THE CITY OF WHITE PLAINS AND IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY

The White Plains City Criminal Court handles all misdemeanor level criminal cases based on arrests for crimes that occur within the City of White Plains. The White Plains Criminal Court also handles the pre-indictment proceedings for all felonies that occur in White Plains.

The Contact Information for the White Plains Criminal Court is as follows:

White Plains City Court 77 Lexington Avenue
White Plains, N.Y. 10601 (914) 824-5675
Frequently Asked Questions:

1. When do I have to be there?

The Court is open Monday through Friday and usually begins around 9:30 a.m.

2. What is a DAT Many low level criminal cases in White Plains begin with a desk appearance ticket (DAT). This is a ticket requiring you to appear before the White Plains Criminal Court for an arraignment of a criminal charge.

3. What is arraignment?

Arraignment is the first time a criminal case is on. Usually you will enter a formal plea. For most criminal defendants, this will be a plea of not guilty.

4. What happens after arraignment?
The case will usually be scheduled for a conference date to determine whether the matter can be resolved by plea bargain or whether a trial is required.

5. Which Courtroom do I go to?
If your criminal case is on for an arraignment (first appearance) or a conference, you will be in Courtroom A. If your case is on for trial, your case will be in Courtroom B.

For a specific question, contact a White Plains Criminal Defense Attorney. Michael Joseph, an attorney based in White Plains offers free consultation and can be contacted during the evening and on weekends.

 
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