1. The Laws of New York
  2. Court Acts
  3. New York City Criminal Court
  4. Article 2: Organization and Administration


Section 20 The court constituted

New York City Criminal Court (CRC)

The criminal court of the city of New York is hereby established as a single, city-wide court, as provided by sections one and fifteen of article six of the constitution; it shall be a part of the unified court system for the state, and a court of record with such power and jurisdiction as are herein or elsewhere provided by law. It shall consist of the number of justices of the court of special sessions of the city of New York and magistrates of the city magistrates' courts of the city of New York authorized by law on the first day of March, nineteen hundred sixty-two. Each of the justices of the court of special sessions of the city of New York and each of the magistrates of the magistrates' courts of the city of New York in office on the first day of September, nineteen hundred sixty-two shall, until the last day of the year in which the term for which he was appointed would otherwise have expired, be a judge of the criminal court of the city of New York. In addition to the judges provided for herein, there shall be twenty-nine additional judges of the criminal court. Such additional judges shall receive the same compensation as the existing judges of the criminal court of the city of New York.