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Online Court Resources
Resources for the New York City Criminal Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Kings County, New York, and resources applicable to all courts in New York.
Search court case records
Criminal Case Records
Search criminal case records by case or summons number, defendant name, and county. Information is available for all criminal courts in New York City, some County Courts, and many City Courts. A link to a mobile version is provided.
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.
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.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Criminal Court Calendars
Search criminal court calendars by court location, date, and court part or judge's last name. Information is available for all criminal courts in New York City and Nassau and Suffolk Counties, some County Courts, and many City Courts. Only those cases with pending future appearances dates are included. A link to a mobile version is provided.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search New York Attorney General legal opinions from 1995 to current.
New York State Trial Court Decisions
View published New York State trial court opinions by date and case name; or search opinions and motions by name, decision date, court, docket number, judge, citation, or keyword. Not all trial court decisions are published.
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, Divorce, Criminal, and various general and procedural forms. Some local court forms are included.
Use an interactive computer program to fill out forms for use in various courts. Forms are organized by case type, program/form name, and court.
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 and Rochester.
Pay Child Support
Pay New York child support payments online. A fee applies.
Self help, legal research, general information
Brooklyn Treatment Court
View information about the Brooklyn Treatment Court, which can set up drug abuse treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders.
Law Library of Brooklyn
View information about the Law Library of Brooklyn, including how to request materials by e-mail or fax, library catalog, and links to online research resources.
Misdemeanor Brooklyn Treatment Court
View information about the Misdemeanor Brooklyn Treatment Court, which can set up a drug treatment program in lieu of incarceration for some misdemeanor drug offenders.
Screening & Treatment Enhancement Part
View information about the Screening & Treatment Enhancement Part (STEP) in Brooklyn Criminal Court, which can set up a drug abuse treatment program in lieu of incarceration for some drug offenders.
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 Criminal Court Information
View answers to commonly asked questions about New York City Criminal Court, such as finding legal assistance, paying bail, registration of an out-of-state Order of Protection, warrants, and other legal issues.
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 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.
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.
Problem Solving Courts
View information about Drug Treatment Courts, Mental Health Courts, Sex Offense Courts, Veterans Courts, Community Courts, and Adolescent Diversion Parts, which can set up treatment programs, monitoring, and access to services in lieu of incarceration for some offenders.
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.
Child Support Services
The New York State Division of Child Support Enforcement offers information and services related to child support, including paternity establishment and enforcement of child support orders.
Definitions of Common Legal Terms
View a glossary of general legal and divorce terms.
Law Library Information
View locations of county law libraries, library services including an online catalog of trial court law libraries, glossaries of legal terms, document request, and links to additional online resources.
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.
View and download publications and videos about various legal topics, including alternative dispute resolution, courts, family law, housing issues, self-representation, and many others.
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.
Self-Help Legal Information
View information about going to court, the court system, how to get help, how to find the correct court, information about various legal topics, a court locator, a glossary of legal terms, a link to forms, and locations of local help centers.
Traffic Ticket and Motor Vehicle Information
View information from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles about driver licensing, registration, insurance, and driving records. Click "TICKETS, POINTS & PENALTIES" near the middle of the menu bar for detailed information about traffic tickets, including online fine payment and pleas, points, penalties, license suspensions, parking tickets, and the Point and Insurance Reduction Program that allows some offenders to reduce points and insurance premiums by taking a classroom or online safe driving course.
Trial Court Rules
View the Uniform Rules for New York State Trial Courts by court type and topic.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Brooklyn Defender Services
View information about Brooklyn Defender Services, which provides free criminal defense and Family Court services to low-income residents.
Brooklyn Lawyer Referral
The Brooklyn Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone or online request form, which includes an initial consultation with a lawyer. Referral is free; a nominal fee is charged for the consultation for most types of cases, although it is free for certain types of cases.
Legal Assistance for Women
View information about Her Justice, 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.
LGBT Lawyer Referral and Legal Assistance
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Law Association of Greater New York offers a lawyer referral service by phone or e-mail, free legal clinics, and an online Legal Resource Center with links to a resource guide and various legal topics.
New York City Lawyer Referral
The New York City Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service online or by telephone, which includes an initial consultation with a lawyer. Referral is free; a nominal fee is charged for the consultation for most types of cases, although it is free for certain types of cases.
New York City Legal Aid
The Legal Aid Society provides free legal help for low-income residents of Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, and Richmond Counties.
New York City Legal Services
View locations and types of services provided for free to low-income residents by Legal Services NYC.
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.
Find Free Legal Assistance
Search a directory of organizations offering free legal services to eligible clients by location and legal issue.
Information about Attorneys
View information about client rights and responsibilities, the Attorney Grievance Committee, and the Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program.
New York State Attorney Search
Search for a lawyer in New York State by name.
New York State Bar Association Lawyer Referral
The New York State Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone, which includes an initial consultation with a lawyer. Referral is free; a nominal fee is charged for the consultation for most types of cases, although it is free for certain types of cases. The service includes most counties; contacts and links to services in the remaining counties are provided.
New York State Public Defenders and Family Court Parent Representatives
View a list of all Public Defender offices by county, and Family Court parent representatives, provided by the New York State Defenders Association.
View a directory of Women's Bar Association of New York members.