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Criminal Case Records
Search criminal case records by case or summons number, defendant name, and county. Information is available for criminal courts in Bronx, Dutchess, Erie, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester counties.
Electronic Case Record Tracking
Register for free e-mail notification of activity in cases you select to be tracked. Service is availble for Supreme Court civil cases in all counties, some local civil courts, and criminal cases in 13 counties.
Case Records Requests
View information on requesting case records from the court clerk, including fees for copies, inspection for free at the clerk's office, and trial transcripts.
Criminal History Records
View information about requesting criminal history records, including an application form, filing and pickup instructions, contacts, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Criminal Court Calendars
Search criminal court calendars by court location, date, court part or judge's last name. Information is available for criminal courts in Bronx, Dutchess, Erie, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester counties.
Published opinions and orders
New York State Trial Court Decisions
Search published New York State trial court opinions and motions by name, decision date, court, docket number, judge, citation, or keywords. Not all trial court decisions are published.
Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search New York Attorney General legal opinions from 1995 to current.
Self help, legal research, general information
New York City Domestic Violence Information
View information about resources and court services for victims of domestic violence in New York City. Links are in the left column and include the Family Justice Center with links to resources, services, and court descriptions; and Victim Services with information about orders of protection and other protective services.
New York City Criminal Court Glossary
The New York City Criminal Court provides a glossary of commonly used criminal law and criminal procedure terms.
New York City Drug Court
View information about New York City Drug Court, an initiative of the New York City Criminal Court in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island; including information on individual programs and rules of participation.
13th Judicial District Domestic Violence Courts
View information about criminal offenses between intimate partners in the 13th Judicial District.
13th Judicial District Drug Treatment Courts
View information about Drug Treatment Courts in the 13th Judicial District, which offer court-administered intervention programs as an alternative to criminal adjudications of drug related offenses.
13th Judicial District Mental Health Courts
View information about Mental Health Courts in the 13th Judicial District, which offer treatment-based programs as an alternative to criminal adjudications when mental health is the underlying cause of criminal activity.
Legal information includes Family Law, Civil Law, Criminal Law and definitions of common legal terms. Links to local law libraries throughout New York State are included.
Legal Information and Legal Resources
Legal information is organized by topic and includes Housing, Landlord-Tenant, Family, Child Support, Juvenile, Consumer, Probate, Individual Rights, and other legal issues. Legal resources include information about the courts and community services.
Including disability and language accommodations, interpreters, and other court services.
Definitions of Common Legal Terms
A glossary of general legal and divorce terms.
Trial Court Rules
Court rules are organized by court type and title.
Office of Court Administration
Contact information and a description of the services provided by the office. A toll-free number for court-related questions is also available.
Traffic Ticket and Motor Vehicle Information
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles answers frequently asked questions about traffic tickets, including online fine payment, license suspension and other traffic law and motor vehicle issues.
Child Support Services
The New York State Division of Child Support Enforcement offers information and services relation to child support, including paternity establishment and enforcement of child support orders.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
The Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution provides a list of alternative dispute resolution court based programs, information about ADR, and links to private ADR organizations and other resources.
View and download publications and videos about a variety of legal topics, including alternative dispute resolution, courts, family law, housing issues, self-representation, and many others.
View a variety of resources for litigants in New York courts, including a Criminal Justice System Handbook, Landlord-Tenant Trial Guides, transcription and interpreting services, a Guide to Court Services, and more.
View information about court locations and contacts, how to find the right court for your type of case, what kinds of help are available at the court house, and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Law Libraries Online Catalog
Search for resources in all trial court law libraries in New York State by title, author, subject, keyword, series, or library location.
New York Laws
Search and browse the laws of New York State: Consolidated Laws, Unconsolidated Laws, Court Acts, Senate and Assembly Rules, the Constitution of New York, and the New York City Charter and Administrative Code.
Orders of Protection
View information about Orders of Protection, which can help keep someone from harming you. Includes the difference between Supreme Court, Family Court, and criminal courts Orders of Protection, what you can do if someone violates an Order of Protection, and additional information about Domestic Violence.
New York State Adoption Records Search
View information on searching New York State adoption records, including Adoption Information Registry forms.
Traffic Ticket Points and Insurance Reduction
View information about the Point and Insurance Reduction Program, which allows some offenders to reduce points and insurance premimums by taking a classroom or online safe driving course.
Staten Island Treatment Court
View information about Staten Island Treatment Court, which can set up drug abuse treatment in lieu of jail for some drug offenders.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
New York City Legal Services
View locations and types of services provided for free to low-income residents by Legal Services NYC.
Staten Island Legal Aid
Contact the Staten Island office of The Legal Aid Society for free legal help for low-income residents.
New York City Lawyer Referral
Request a referral to an attorney from the New York City Bar Association online or by phone.
LGBT Lawyer Referral
Request a referral to a lawyer from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Law Association of Greater New York, by e-mail or phone.
Find Richmond County Lawyers
Find a lawyer via the Richmond County Bar Association by name, practice area, or bar admission date or location.
Legal Assistance for Women
View information about inMotion, which provides free legal help for low-income women in New York City involved in domestic violence, divorce, child custody and visitation, child or spousal support, and immigration cases.
Find Lawyer Referral Services
View a list of state and local bar association lawyer referral services by county.
Find Free Legal Assistance
View a directory of organizations offering free legal services to eligible clients, listed by name or service area.
Information about Attorneys
Including information about Client Rights and Responsibilities, the Attorney Grievance Committee and Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution.
The New York Office of the Attorney General offers information about consumer frauds including auto, computer, credit, foreclosure, identity theft, investing and more. Tips to avoid fraud, a consumer hotline, instructions for filing complaints and complaint forms are included. Links are in the right column.
New York State Bar Association Lawyer Referral
Request a lawyer referral by county from the New York State Bar Association. Referral is free; there may be a fee for an initial consultation with a lawyer.
New York State Public Defender List
View a list of all Public Defender offices by county, provided by the New York State Defenders Association.
New York State Attorney Search
Search for a lawyer in New York State by name.
View a directory of Women's Bar Association of New York members.
Forms and related information
Online Forms and Filing Fee Information
View and download forms and view filing fees for various courts. Forms for statewide use include Family Court, Domestic Violence, Surrogate's Court, Matrimonial/Divorce, Criminal, Attorney-Client Fee Dispute, DWI Ignition Interlock, Name Change, Employment, Request for Judicial Intervention, Interview of Treating Physician, and Health Insurance. Some local court forms are included.
Do-It-Yourself Statewide Forms
Use an interactive computer program to fill out forms for use in various courts.
Domestic Violence Forms
View and download forms for use in domestic violence matters in courts issuing orders of protection.
Online fine payments
New York City Online Payments
Pay your violation fines online, including parking tickets, red light tickets, bus lane tickets, ECB violations, health violations, and consumer affairs violations. Property and business taxes and water bills can also be paid. Check status of parking tickets, locate towed vehicles, check on your last payment, and request a parking ticket hearing. A convenience fee applies.
Plead or Pay Traffic Tickets Online
Pay your traffic ticket, or plead not guilty and schedule a hearing. The Department of Motor Vehicles provides this free online service only for Traffic Violations Bureau tickets, not for tickets that must be answered in a local court. The Traffic Violations Bureau only handles tickets in New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, and parts of Babylon, Brookhaven, Huntington, Islip, and Smithtown in Suffolk County.