Arraignment Information for New York City

If someone you care about has been arrested and is being processed through the New York City arrest to arraignment (first appearance) system, you probably have quite a few questions about what is happening now, and what is going to happen in the near future.  There isn't a lot of reliable, detailed information out there, and much of what is out there is not really detailed enough to give you a good idea about what's going on.  Your search for information is now over.  You have found a source for thorough, easy to understand explanations of the arrest to arraignment process in New York City, end to end.  Please have a look at the articles below, and probably many of your questions will be answered. 

By Don Murray, founding partner, Shalley and Murray

 New York City Criminal Lawyer, Don Murray

New York City Criminal Lawyer, Don Murray

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Criminal Court arraignment is often many people's introduction to the workings of the New York City Criminal Justice system.  Suffice it to say that it can be jarring.  This first article is a general overview of what this "arraignment" is all about, and what you can do to help someone who is in the midst of the process.


Learn how an arraignment works, step by step, even down to the various required notices that the Government and the defense are required to serve on each other and what it all means, explained by partner Don Murray.


A review of Queens County arraignments.


A review of Manhattan (New York County) arraignments.


A review of Brooklyn (Kings County) arraignments.


Read an overview of Bronx County arraignments.