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New York State Courts: New York's state court system is one of the most complex in the nation. New York's trial courts include location-based courts such as New York Town and Village Justice Courts, New York City Courts, and Criminal and Civil Courts in the city of New York. There are also limited jurisdiction courts including Surrogate's Court (which handles probate/estate matters,) and Family Court. New York's District Courts and Courts of Claims hear a variety of civil cases. New York small claims cases are also heard in District Court. The next level of the New York court system includes the Supreme Court and County Courts, and above these are the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court and the state's highest court is the New York Court of Appeals. The New York State Unified Court System provides several online databases through their ECourts website, where you can look up information regarding various New York court cases. These can be found at If you're trying to view someone's criminal record in New York, you can search for that here. You can also find information regarding New York court documents in Family, Housing, and some other civil cases.
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22, Dec 2014 - Benjamin Watson and Sin Versus Skin: Ferguson, New York and Our Home
The events surrounding Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri, and Darren Wilson's plight and resignation, constantly pound reminders of Joe Martin's trial in to my head. Because I was one of the jurors in the Joe Martin trial, it's my visceral connection to one of democracy's primary questions, "What is justice?"
22, Dec 2014 - Defense attorneys march in NYC
Hundreds of defense attorneys in New York City are protesting police killings of unarmed black men.
22, Dec 2014 - AP Source: Justice won't ask Risen about source
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has ruled out forcing New York Times reporter James Risen to divulge his source in the upcoming trial of a former CIA officer accused of disclosing gov…
22, Dec 2014 - New York, NY New York Premises Liability Lawyer Adnan Munawar Issues a Statement after Man Killed by Tire Swing
NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In what ABC News is reporting as a freak accident, a man is dead after being struck by a tire swing (Man Fatally Struck By Tire Swing in East Village Freak Accident, December 18, 2014). Authorities say that Aleim Perkins, 39, was aggressively spinning the tire swing in Tomkins Square Park on the Lower East side when it struck him in the face around 3:50 in ...
22, Dec 2014 - “I was stunned,” NY Times article blasts Oklahoma attorney general, accuses him of ‘secret al
OKLAHOMA CITY – A New York Times article published over the weekend accuses Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt of having a secret alliance with energy firms, like Devon Energy. The article is titled “Energy Firms in Secretive Alliance with Attorneys General.” Pruitt is prominently featured in the picture right under the title and a large […]
22, Dec 2014 - New York, NY Federal Judge Blasts Yet Another Federal Prosecutor for Lying to the Court
Senior United States District Judge Kevin Thomas Duffy in New York just lambasted Assistant United States Attorney Stanley J. Okula from Preet Bharara’s office for lying to the court and advised that he bring a supervisor with him to court from now on.
22, Dec 2014 - Man convicted of 1993 NYC sex attack
NEW YORK (AP) — Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson says a North Carolina man has been convicted of a 1993 sex attack on a college student.
22, Dec 2014 - Motion: Jail snitch should tell Miranda rights in Jaren Lockhart case
The lawyer for a man accused of killing and dismembering a Bourbon Street dancer says the judge should throw out a confession he allegedly made to a cellmate in New York.Jefferson Parish public defender John Benz argues that Christian Del Rosario was acting as a state agent when he became a cellmate of Terry Speaks.He says that means the man should have told Speaks that he had a right to remain ...
22, Dec 2014 - New York, NY Massive Venezuelan Banking Bribes Result in Guilty Pleas
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Leslie R. Caldwell, the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice, announced the guilty pleas of BENITO CHINEA and JOSEPH DEMENESES , the former Chief Executive Officer and former Managing Director, respectively, of a United States broker-dealer (the “Broker ...
22, Dec 2014 - Oneida, NY 52-year-old accused of trying to smuggle drugs to New York state prison inmate in Oneida County
Kathleen Rubalcaba was arrested and sent to jail.
22, Dec 2014 - Trial underway in ex-mobster's lawsuit
An admitted killer and former enforcer for the Bonnano crime family in New York sat on the witness stand Monday and said The News-Journal ruined his restaurant business and damaged his life when it published stories about him.
22, Dec 2014 - Boies, Schiller & Flexner Elects New Partners
NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Litigation powerhouse Boies, Schiller & Flexner has elected eight new lawyers to its partnership, effective January 1, 2015, at its offices in New York, Washington, Armonk, Oakland and Santa Monica. "Our new partners embody the firm's commitment to providing our clients with the very best litigators to represent them in any kind of dispute," said Boies ...
22, Dec 2014 - NYC pushes for settlement in chokehold death
NEW YORK (AP) — The city said Wednesday that it is trying to negotiate a settlement with Eric Garner's family as scores of defense attorneys protested the criminal justice system's handling of police killings of unarmed black men by participating in marches and die-ins.
22, Dec 2014 - Fort Drum, NY Soldier who deserted, served in French Foreign Legion is sentenced to 4 years in prison
An American soldier who deserted his unit on post and joined the French Foreign Legion was sentenced to four years in prison on Monday, according to a report in the New York Times.
22, Dec 2014 - Orange, NY Boston suspect to make first appearance in 17 months
NEW YORK, United States - Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is due to make his first public appearance in 17 months when he steps into court Thursday for final preparations for his January trial.
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