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SECTION 110.20
Local criminal court or youth part of the superior court accusatory instruments; notice thereof to district attorney
Criminal Procedure (CPL) CHAPTER 11-A, PART 2, TITLE H, ARTICLE 110
§ 110.20 Local criminal court or youth part of the superior court

accusatory instruments; notice thereof to district attorney.

When a criminal action in which a crime is charged is commenced in a
local criminal court, or youth part of the superior court other than the
criminal court of the city of New York, a copy of the accusatory
instrument shall be promptly transmitted to the appropriate district
attorney upon or prior to the arraignment of the defendant on the
accusatory instrument. If a police officer or a peace officer is the
complainant or the filer of a simplified information, or has arrested
the defendant or brought him before the local criminal court or youth
part of the superior court on behalf of an arresting person pursuant to
subdivision one of section 140.20, such officer or his agency shall
transmit the copy of the accusatory instrument to the appropriate
district attorney. In all other cases, the clerk of the court in which
the defendant is arraigned shall so transmit it.