Criminal Court Bureau
Criminal Court is the point of entry for almost all prosecutions conducted by the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office. Each year, more than 11,000 cases are processed through Criminal Court. Felonies, the most serious level of crime, are screened in Criminal Court and directed to the appropriate bureau or unit within the District Attorney’s Office for eventual prosecution in Supreme Court. All misdemeanors and violations are prosecuted directly in Criminal Court. The range of misdemeanor cases handled by Criminal Court includes, but is not limited to, prostitution, driving while intoxicated, graffiti, petit larceny, menacing and assault.